Megan Marie Butler for PP Conference

October 23, 2023

Video Transcript

Speaker: Megan Marie Butler

Please give the team a brief intro to yourself/your work.

Megan Marie Butler: Hi. My name is Megan Marie Butler and I'm excited to be joining you in November in Birmingham to talk about artificial intelligence in HR. A little bit about myself. I currently work as a future of work strategist and consultant, looking around the HR technology space and artificial intelligence. I'm also in the last year of my PhD looking at applications of artificial intelligence for HR. How I got myself here, after working in the industry for quite a few years, I decided to do my MBA and from there I got a senior analyst role, given my background in introducing new technologies into the workplace and, understanding business and HR operations. From there, I continued to grow my experience as an analyst. I reviewed over 700 AI and HR products as well as analysing the market. We've also looked at the social technical changes that are happening, in organisations that are allowing artificial intelligence to be adopted or not adopted. So really taking this broad look at the impact artificial intelligence is having on HR and society around us. And I'm really excited to share my insights with you.

How relevant is AI to our team of People Directors?

Megan Marie Butler: How is AI relevant to us today and in our jobs? I think that's a really great question. I was recording a panel with Hacking HR today, looking at exactly this and one of the quotes brought up, I know has been making the rounds. And it's artificial intelligence won't replace you, somebody using it will replace you. And I think that's what we really had heard in the discussion today, is the pervasiveness of artificial intelligence is coming, and it's not coming into our workplace but into our day to day lives. And we have a great opportunity to take it on. We are seeing massive changes and shifts in business, and it doesn't mean that we all need to become experts in artificial intelligence, but we need to be aware of the opportunities it presents, but more importantly, also the risks that are there, which is inherent with any new technology or innovation. So for anybody is this becoming relevant? Everything from chat GBT to using, skills in HR, to using insights to help us make better decisions. Artificial intelligence is going to be all around us. It already is, starting to be and will only continue to be. And we see in the future in five years, these systems will just simply be more complex and more integrated. And it's important now to understand what's going on so that as it does get more complex, we can keep up with it.

What can the team look forward to from your keynote / workshop?

Megan Marie Butler: What do you have to look forward to in my presentation and workshop? I think the best thing that I do other than above anyone else is that, after analysing over 700 products I'm technology agnostic, and I bring with me a list of use cases and real-world examples of how artificial intelligence is being used across the entire employee life cycle, as well as a list of products that you can go and check out and try for yourself because I think trial ability with new technologies is one of the important steps for people to understand what's going on and to be able to adopt them and use them in their everyday practise.

Is there anything you would encourage the team to consider about AI in HR prior to attending conference?

Megan Marie Butler: Between now and November when you come to see the presentations that we have at the conference, I hope that you take the time to consider your questions. Especially your questions about risk, ethics, data privacy, cybersecurity, all of those things. Because this is a great opportunity to ask those tough questions, ask a specific use case question and think about client needs because, we can give you a list of technologies that are available out there. But really, only you and your clients are experts in the business and really understand the problems. And when we can understand the problems, we can make better recommendations on tools and how to use those tools. So think about those questions, think about those use cases and think about those challenges or pain points that your clients are having, and let's talk about them at the conference. See you there.

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