This Software Could Be Better At Hiring Than Any Human

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AlamyComputer programs can draw conclusions about hirability based on your digital footprint, which includes data like Facebook "likes."

By Jacquelyn Smith

What you "like" on Facebook may seem inconsequential now - but there's a good chance that will change in the future.

A new study, cited by The New York Times, finds that computer models can draw accurate and detailed conclusions about your personality and creditworthiness, among other things, based on your Facebook "likes."