The Lightcast Approach to AI
Artificial intelligence is reshaping how work is done–and how employers find and manage workers. At Lightcast, we have 20 years of experience in guiding employers, educators, and governments in using advanced tools to develop talent. Here you’ll receive resources and guidance on how to use AI in the labor market.
AI for HR
A smart guide to using artificial intelligence in HR and predictions on what's to come from the data experts at Lightcast. This resource provides talent managers with fundamental principles and key strategies for getting the most out of AI solutions.
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4 Ways Generative AI Will Change the Job Market
October 12, 2023
Preparing Students for Jobs That Don’t (Yet) Exist
November 16, 2023
How AI Is Disrupting the Workforce in Europe and APAC
November 24, 2023
Few Employers Ask for “Ethical AI” Skills in Job Postings
July 20, 2023
Demand for AI Skills Continues Climbing
April 4, 2023
Global AI Trends
Artificial Intelligence is transforming the future of work, and that’s not limited to one industry or region: it’s happening everywhere, from Singapore and the UK to the US and Sweden.
2023 Global Talent Playbook
Prepare for the challenges and opportunities of 2023 and level up your team’s workforce intelligence with the latest recruitment and hiring trends.
AI in the UK
Growth in AI skills has catalysed transformative trends in the skills required of workers across the full spectrum of occupations and industries. To shed some light on these trends, Lightcast has published a report looking at the adoption and diffusion of AI skills across the UK labour market. Track the adoption and spread of artificial intelligence skills in the UK job market using our interactive tool:
AI must be transparent and explainable.
AI decisions must be explainable to humans. We believe people will work alongside artificial intelligence, rather than be replaced by it. This makes it crucial that our clients and users should be able to clearly understand both the conclusions AI applications reach and the process used to reach them.
AI must be accurate, broad-based, and free from bias.
AI should be a trustworthy tool for humans, whether they be talent managers, public officials, educators, or workers trying to chart a path for their future.
Yet artificial intelligence is only as good as the data sets it uses to draw conclusions. To be accurate, AI has to draw on data sets that are large enough to provide an adequate base of knowledge. In addition, both the source data and the AI engine itself must be free from conscious or unconscious bias that might skew conclusions.
This is vital when AI is used to make decisions about human capital. Choices about hiring, promotion, economic development, and education have an enormous impact on the lives of millions. It is unacceptable for AI to reinforce existing barriers to opportunity or to create new ones.
AI must enhance human opportunities in the job market, not diminish them.
The practical application of AI in the labor market should be designed to result in a net gain of opportunity for human workers. Historically, technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed. Artificial intelligence should follow that pattern. AI will certainly take on tasks once performed by humans, but it will also create new tasks and demand new skills from workers.
In the labor market, artificial intelligence should be designed to identify those new skills and find the most efficient ways for workers to gain knowledge, become more productive, and capitalize on opportunities yet to be created. The goal of Lightcast AI is to allow managers to develop workers and workers to develop their own potential.
Every Lightcaster is a custodian of our AI policies.
Our Responsible AI principles will be built into our products by design. In line with our philosophy of “own everything, hide nothing,” every Lightcast staff member is empowered to raise concerns and suggest advances in artificial intelligence.
The Stanford AI Index
An independent initiative at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence that provides a global benchmark for how society is dealing with AI. Lightcast provides the data analysis behind the index’s examination of AI’s impact on jobs.
Why Artificial Intelligence Will Make Tech Workers More Human
"When we think about worker disruption at the hands of AI, most people ask which jobs will be automated out of existence. However, jobs are the wrong unit of analysis. Many jobs won’t be going anywhere—it will be the underlying skills within these jobs that change." - Will Markow, Vice President of Applied Research