In an experiment run on an online labour market, job applicants who received algorithmic writing assistance on résumés were hired 8% more often than those who didn’t. The research found no evidence that such assistance might deceive employers into hiring less qualified applicants

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Emma Wiles, PhD student, MIT Sloan School of Management

Emma's research is primarily focused on the impact of AI on labour markets and using online labour markets as a platform for experimentation and policy evaluation.

Previously she was a researcher at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, analysing the effects of the first $15 minimum wage in the US. Her research has appeared in top economics journals as well as in media outlets such as Yahoo News, Market Watch, and The Economist.

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