For a more ethical AI

Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute and HumanAI Tech join forces for an ethically responsible AI.

Our CEO Maria Beunza, during her stay in Canada, met with Professor of Philosophy and CIFAR Chair in AI Ethics, Marc-Antoine Dilhac; initiating a collaboration in research, development and ethics with one of the world’s largest Artificial Intelligence research centers.

This collaboration between HumanAI and Mila is an important step towards a more ethical and responsible future in the application of AI in the fields of education and mental health. It represents our adherence to the “Montreal Declaration for the responsible development of Artificial Intelligence“.

We continue to move forward for a more ethical and humane AI!


Public Talent Forum

On March 23rd and 24th took place the Public Talent Forum #FT2023 organized by Savia, human resources management company for public administrations in collaboration with the City Council of Denia, NovaGob Foundation and ByTIC Media.

Maria Beunza Mijimolle and Iñigo Benito Simón-Ricart , CEO and Head of Innovation at Human AI, participated in this conference in which speakers from the public management and HR sector shared ideas, projects and experiences to continue innovating in the path of professional development, recruitment, legal compliance, digital transformation of HR processes and Professional Public Management.

At Human AI we join the path of innovation in the field of people management by putting technology and artificial intelligence at your service; through the analysis, evaluation and assessment of socio-emotional competencies enhancing talent in human resources management.

🚀 We remain committed to AI at the service of people development.

Personality matters and makes an impact

The influence of personality on human development

“Personality matters.”

Milos Kankaras in the OECD document Relevance and assessment of personality characteristics.

The person is more than his or her personality. Personality characteristics, indeed, shape human behavior and influence different and relevant areas of life. Personality matters, and because it matters, it has an impact.

Our personality characteristics impact both the direct effects on our life achievements and through indirect effects on other personal factors such as the development of non-cognitive abilities, interpersonal competencies, academic performance, family well-being, performance in the work environment, social inclusion, and the general well-being of the individual and society as a whole.

In fact, there is evidence in psychological and empirical research on its importance and substantial influence in various areas such as education, sports, success, status, productivity, job, family and life satisfaction, health itself, etc.

Measuring personality and predicting your success

Performance tests generally overlook, or do not adequately assess, the soft skills (personality traits, competencies, goals, motivations, preferences) that are so highly valued today in the job market, in schools and in many other sectors. Assessing soft skills makes it possible to predict a person’s achievement and success.

Studies therefore underline the need to incorporate more routinely the measurement of personality in quality of life surveys, psychology tests, vocational orientation, personnel selection, etc. in order to develop one’s own human talent. Somehow assessing our personality helps us to predict the impact and success in our personal fulfillment.

Personality and its impact on education

In relation to education and training, personality development matters a lot. For example, different studies have shown that the “Responsibility” factor has a high impact on educational performance.

Among the eight key competencies listed in the European Framework for Lifelong Learning, Kankaras shows that at least four refer mainly to personality traits and “non-cognitive” skills, or so-called soft skills:

  • Learning to learn: includes self-discipline, perseverance and motivation.
  • Social and civic competencies : involves communication skills, tolerance, empathy and knowing how to cope with stress.
  • Sense of initiative and leadership. Entrepreneurship: in relation to the ability to plan and manage projects, leadership skills, innovation and risk-taking.
  • Cultural expression and awareness. Creativity: Key elements include appreciation and understanding of diverse cultural forms of expression of ideas, experiences and emotions.

It matters how we are and how we are formed; so getting to know, evaluate and adequately enhance the personality in human growth and development is a challenge. A challenge in which artificial intelligence can be a great means and our best ally. Technology at the service of human development.

Our personality has a certain power in decision making, because we make what we are and we make ourselves by being. Let’s learn to know ourselves better to decide better and be what we really want to be.

If you work in a context of evaluation, assessment and development of people, ask for our free demo:

Boosting employability with Human AI

Professional of the Future“, a pioneering project promoted by the University of La Rioja and supported by the Government of La Rioja.

It aims to promote the employability of students from the first year of their university studies by reinforcing transversal employment skills throughout all the years of academic training.

To this end, they are evaluated through the HumanAI tool, which provides them with an individual report analyzing different skills and competencies. With the results of this evaluation, a personalized training itinerary will be drawn up to enhance the necessary competencies through group training modules and individual orientation sessions.

The last phase of the project foresees a second evaluation with HumanAI to verify the impact of the training received on the development of employability skills and the evolution of the corresponding competencies. Students will be able to apply for the recognition of ECTS and micro-credentials credits according to the training modules completed and their participation in the program.

If you want to know more about the project read more at: Professional of the Future

Artificial intelligence and innovation

Technological innovation uses various disruptive areas to have a positive impact. Currently, one of those that is having the greatest impact on our lives and on public opinion is artificial intelligence (AI), one of the innovative technologies of the digital revolution.

The field of artificial intelligence has made remarkable progress in recent years and is having a real impact on people. Although the current state of AI technology is still a long way from the foundational aspiration of recreating human-like intelligence, research and development teams are taking advantage of these advances and progressively incorporating them. The ability of computer programs to perform sophisticated text, image and language processing tasks has advanced significantly; for example, in healthcare it is already becoming a reality.

Taking the pulse of innovation

Stanford has a dedicated center that publishes rigorous reports every 4 years on the state and projections for the future, as well as the impact on people and society. This report describes active areas of AI research and innovation poised to have a beneficial impact in the near term.

“Artificial intelligence technology is progressing in so many directions and progress is being driven by so many different organizations that it will surely continue. AI100 is an innovative and forward-thinking response to this trend, an opportunity for us as a society to determine the path of our future and not simply let it develop without us noticing.”

Tom Mitchell, Professor and researcher of Maching Leraning, AI and cognitive neuroscience.

Taking the pulse of technological innovation these days is essential. Only on the basis of a real impact analysis of AI will it be possible to make the right decisions, with a goodtech approach and with ethical and responsible criteria. Artificial intelligence seems to be the future, but it is important to make sure that it is a future in which we want and can live as humans.

What are the most promising opportunities for AI?

One of the opportunities the report notes involves AI capable of augmenting human capabilities. Such systems can be valuable in situations where humans and AI have complementary strengths.

For example, in healthcare, an AI system can synthesize large amounts of clinical data to identify a set of treatments for a particular patient along with potential side effects; a human physician can work with the patient to identify which option best suits his or her lifestyle and goals, and explore creative ways to mitigate side effects that were not part of the AI design space.

An AI system may be better at synthesizing available data while a human being may be better at understanding the implications of the data, working with objectives that are difficult to fully quantify and identifying creative actions beyond what the AI may be programmed to analyze.

Artificial intelligence is not only automation of tasks and processes, it also can be and is a catalyst for innovation in different sectors. The challenge is to reconcile innovation with humanization, both of the technology and of the people who make use of it. In this way this binomial will achieve what for some might seem like magic, today is science applied to the service of human development.

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AI in the classroom? An educational innovation

“Today the great challenge we have is to know who our students are, who we have in front of us. Today’s education is very oriented to knowledge, but not to personal and professional training, and the same with teachers. That is why we take advantage of artificial intelligence, together with neurolinguistics, to be able to generate precisely these processes of growth and personal knowledge; also to have an impact on the ecosystem.”

Melania Ottaviano

Melania Ottaviano, director of the Diploma in Educational Innovation at Siglo 21 University, member of the TEDxRíodelaPlata team and Advisor of HumanAI Tech has participated in the Buenos Aires Book Fair. Patricio Zunini from the Ticmas team raises questions about artificial intelligence, its challenges in education and its impact on human innovation.

“With the chatGPT we started to think about the benefits, the opportunities… without forgetting the challenges and threats. What we do and what we see is how artificial intelligence can benefit, in this case, the development of socioemotional skills,” says Melania.

You can read the full interview on infobae: Are teachers prepared to incorporate artificial intelligence in the classroom?

“We develop skill by relying on AI.”

At the Integrated Center of FP del Mar it is clear to them that the development of socioemotional competencies is fundamental. Roberto Suárez Malagón, Head of the Accreditation Unit of this institution, tells us about his experience working with our Human AI assistant.

“The use of the Human AI tool allows us to have a diagnosis for each student and for them to know what these socioemotional competencies are, to think, to reflect and to work in the center and also in the field of employability, to see how we can reach a better integration.”

“That individual report is a basis to work on: from it, getting to know the student better, we follow up to find out how they have developed those competencies and how they have adapted.”

“No student in any course, job or vocational training activity should finish his or her studies without being able to analyze his or her socioemotional competencies, aptitudes, in short, character formation.”

Thank you, Roberto, for sharing your experience with Human AI!

The use of personality tests

El uso de tests de personalidad permite obtener datos de partida, es una herramienta muy significativa para la posterior toma de decisiones.

“More relevant, more human.”

On Thursday, May 11, at the Metropolitan Design Center in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, an event took place that brought together more than 700 professionals, especially from the Human Resources area, where experiences were lived simultaneously, allowing to offer a wide range of content and formats. The Mercer Journey #35, “More relevant, more human”, a 360º event that brought the view of experts in economics, global talent issues and trends; as well as different challenges to lead in the “tech” era, manage talent by skills and build an employer brand.

Maria Beunza Mijimolle, CEO of Human AI participated along with Melania Ottaviano, commercial agent in the country.

“Being in a space where they talk about the most innovative in the field of talent development, in an event of this nature, with more than 700 participants and also with a company of enormous trajectory as Mercer Latin America, is already a fantastic alliance for us,” says Maria.

Among the panels, they had the opportunity to listen to Ivana Thornton, Mercer’s talent expert. They participated in different talks on HR trends, in which issues related to socio-emotional competencies, work and personal wellbeing, risk prevention and professional development were very relevant.

Human AI was present in the Patio Tech, a technological space with different start-ups and platforms with innovative proposals and applications.

Melania tells us that it was “a space where we could share, through the tutorial, a quick overview of the usefulness, why and what Human AI is for. Through a QR code, interested users, most of them from HR and recognized agencies in Argentina, could access a test. We had the opportunity to enter into dialogue with potential clients and strategic allies”.

Both had the opportunity to show the application to Cecilia Inés Giordano, CEO of Mercer Latin America, and Diana Mondino, renowned economist in Argentina. Several entities, renowned companies and organizations from different sectors, were interested in the ease of being able to work without tests and questionnaires.

“There is the possibility of doing things better, of doing them much faster, of adapting more to people, of personalizing more the professional development, the career, the needs and concerns of each one.” “People are eager to use new solutions that allow them to move forward. Of course, in Latin America there is this concern. We have had many meetings with the education sector, with ministers, with consulting firms, with sports clubs… everywhere there is this concern for developing competencies, soft skills and not just cognitive skills,” says María.

The power of self-knowledge: AI and human identity

AI at the service of self-knowledge

As humans we are rational beings: we know, we know ourselves and we have consciousness. Three areas in which artificial intelligence only performs one: knowledge, but can AI know us better than our own mother? Even more, can AI know us better than we know ourselves?

Deep Blue, the machine that managed to beat the renowned master Kasparov in the game of chess, possessed a vast understanding of chess, but lacked the ability to perceive itself. AlphaGo, the creation of DeepMind, has achieved supremacy in various complex strategic games, exhibiting dazzling knowledge in those fields, but lacking understanding of other aspects and possessing no self-awareness. Dall-E 2, the artificial intelligence developed by OpenAI, stands out for its broad algorithmic domain, however, it has no self-awareness about it.

We can say then that AI can know more than humans, but always objectively, algorithmically and partially; not humanly and holistically. Knowing a lot does not imply being aware of your being as a person. So, could AI help us to know ourselves better? It can help us to enhance our self-knowledge of “how I am”: skills, aptitudes, capabilities, personality traits, competencies, etc. but it will never be able to access who I am, a task that is up to each person to discover for themselves.

Knowing oneself is the starting point for personal growth and integral development. Through self-knowledge, people can understand their strengths, weaknesses, values and motivations. This enables them to make more informed decisions, set realistic goals and build more authentic and meaningful relationships.

Self-knowledge is a basic and continuous learning process with respect to the rest of possible learning, precisely because it treats the subject that knows as an object of itself. Is not the camera prior to the photograph, the mold to the adobe, the painter to the mural?

“The main learning difficulty and the main problem of humanity could be to develop a foundation of education aimed at gradually and effectively finding out who we essentially are. Because, if we don’t know this, how are we going to recognize what we want or why we do things?”

Agustín de la Herrera Gascón, PhD in Education. Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid -UAM.

Self-knowledge for action

Self-knowledge is a basic condition to be able to make ethical decisions, that is, to decide as humans, which is still a strange way for AI. Knowing oneself better as a person implies being able to decide better and therefore act ethically and responsibly according to who we are. Self-knowledge is an ongoing process that involves being in tune with our thoughts, emotions and actions. By knowing our strengths and weaknesses, values and goals; we can become authentically ourselves and therefore make decisions in coherence with our identity.

Fostering self-knowledge in and from one’s own education, from the classroom, from one’s own subject; goes beyond the accumulation of academic knowledge and technical skills; students are given the opportunity to explore their identity, develop greater self-awareness and the possibility to build a solid foundation for continuous learning and development; in addition to being able to facilitate them to identify their true motivations, make decisions aligned with their values and be able to find meaning and purpose in life.

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