LinkedIn announced the launch of new artificial intelligence tools for job seekers and premium members, coinciding with the professional network surpassing 1 billion members.
AI-Powered Job Seeker Coach Aims to Help Users Evaluate Job Opportunities
The main new feature is an AI-powered chatbot called the Job Seeker Coach. Powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology, the chatbot aims to help users determine if a job posting is a good fit for their skills and experience.
Users can ask questions like “Am I a good fit for this job?” and get tailored responses analyzing their LinkedIn profile and qualifications. The chatbot points out potential gaps in experience and provides tips to improve job applications. It can also suggest relevant employees to message about the role.
New Generative AI Tools for Premium Members
In addition to the job seeker coach, LinkedIn unveiled new generative AI features for premium members. These include AI-powered suggestions for profile writing, automated recruiter messages, and AI-generated job descriptions.
Focus on Responsible AI to Avoid Bias
LinkedIn says they have invested heavily in developing responsible AI to avoid issues like gender or racial bias that have impacted other hiring-focused AI tools. Their models are designed to provide personalized, equitable recommendations to diverse job seekers.
Platform Improvements to Enable Real-Time AI Conversations
To enable real-time AI conversations, LinkedIn’s engineering team had to significantly reduce latency on their platform. The conversational nature of tools like the job seeker coach requires snappy, instantaneous responses.
Part of Broader Effort to Reaccelerate Revenue Growth
The new AI features align with LinkedIn’s recent focus on reaccelerating revenue growth after several quarters of slowing expansion. The tools provide more value to premium subscribers and improve the hiring experience.