America Back to Work Ep 57: Lydia Wu, Panasonic Energy

What HR Pros Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence

We’re in the AI race in HR right now, and it’s quickly picking up traction in the workplace. It’s a little scary, sure, but as we know from the inception of the internet and then social media, leaning into its uses to make your life easier rather than shying away is the best way to be proactive and innovative. 

You may be wondering, “Where do I begin?” This week’s episode is a great place to start. Lydia Wu, a results-driven and customer-centric HR leader, has a proven track record of solving complex HR challenges with technology, and AI is no exception. She’s on this episode of America Back to Work to share her tips for implementing AI in your everyday job, including where to begin, how it can help, what the risks are, and more. 

Some of the topics in this episode include: 

00:00 Exploring technology’s impact on the workplace

03:06 How you can navigate the potential of AI

07:01 The disruptive power of AI

10:23 When AI is effective

15:49 What you should use AI for

18:03 The risks of using AI in HR

21:19 Streamlining admin work and adopting AI tech

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