Artificial Intelligence: Can It Read A Resume As Well As A Human?

Charlie Meek

Charlie Meek

For the last 20 years, Charlie Meek has led creative and brand marketing …


The simple answer is no, but AI has definitely been making strides when analyzing resumes. In recent years, recruiters and hiring managers alike are putting the first line of major shortlisting in the hands of the robots.

Let’s get something very clear – AI has been around for some time, but as our expectations of what machines should be able to do grow, we grow skeptical of whether what we’ve been calling AI is really AI at all.

The reality is, AI has come a long way, but it’s still not perfect. There is an array of resume reading bot services available from a number of innovative vendors in the HR and recruitment space and improvements to these technologies happen often.

The biggest challenge for the machines is understanding the way humans write, which sounds a lot simpler than it actually is, – but when words change meaning and context when used in different sentences it becomes far more difficult for bots scanning resumes to make the right matching choices.

This is where NLP (Natural Language Process) comes in; this is a form of computer intelligence that enables computers to understand human language in its most natural form. Coupled with good parsing (pulling text from a file) and a large taxonomy (the dictionary the machine has been taught), this enables bots to scan resumes at a high enough level of accuracy to sufficiently replace humans.

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