AI Based Assessments: Science or Science Fiction?

Featuring: Dr. Richard Landers

Dr. Richard N. Landers is the John P. Campbell Distinguished Professor of Industrial- Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, and directs the TNTLAB (Testing New Technologies in Learning, Assessment and Behavior). Dr. Landers is one of the foremost authorities on advanced assessment methods. His research on advanced gamification, AI, and Virtual reality based assessments techniques make him the perfect person to answer the question,

“Are advanced assessment technologies overhyped in 2018?”

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This episode’s conversation seeks to separate fact from fiction when it comes to AI based pre-hire assessment tools. In discussing the current state of advanced assessment techniques- consideration is paid to both the benefits and drawback of techniques that are being hyped as revolutionary (e.g., Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Gamification, and Virtual Reality).

Dr. Landers shares his view that these tools are still in their early days, and a rush to widespread application over more trusted methods may be premature. Dr. Landers also highlights bright spots in the current state of advanced assessment tools and provides suggestions for getting the most out of them.

Through TNTLAB, Dr. Landers trains Ph.D. students and undergraduates in this research area, and I/O psychology more broadly. If you are interested in becoming a part of TNTLAB in either of these roles, please see this page If you are interested in learning more about TNTLAB research, please see their Research Areas to learn more