LinkedIn Launches Generative AI Writing Assistant for Profiles and Job Descriptions
LinkedIn has introduced generative AI writing tools to help users put together their personal profiles and create job descriptions. The social media platform has also curated a collection of 100 courses on AI for LinkedIn Learning, with another 20 specifically covering generative AI.
LinkedIn is using two different versions of OpenAI’s large language models for its new features. The job descriptions rely on GPT-3.5, while the profiles employ the brand new GPT-4 model. The profile help is only available for LinkedIn Premium subscribers right now, but any recruiter can use the job description assistant. Recruiters fill in basic details about the job, including the title and the company hiring for the role, and the AI then offers a job description to review and post. Users struggling to describe themselves on LinkedIn can use the new personal profile AI to construct a narrative about themselves. The AI will pick out experiences and skills to showcase, then write a headline and an about section to match.
“Maintaining your authenticity and using the content already on your profile, our tool identifies the most important skills and experiences to highlight in your About and Headline sections and crafts suggestions to make your profile stand out. By doing the heavy lifting for you, the tool saves you time and energy while still maintaining your unique voice and style,” LinkedIn chief product officerTomer Cohen said. ” One thing that will always stay our guiding principle: How can we use AI — or any other technology — to help you connect to economic opportunities? Everything we do at LinkedIn starts there.”
LinkedIn’s tools are narrowly tailored to the social media platform’s needs, but the idea of supporting writing tasks with generative AI is very popular. Similar tools are almost a standard feature now for any software or app that supports or requires written content. For instance, Grammarly recently released its new GrammarlyGO tools based on precisely that concept. OpenAI and rivals like Jasper have created APIs to further extend their offerings in the space. The new Notion AI assistant, website creator Wix, and graphic design platform Canva all count AI writing assistance powered by a mix of generative AI APIs among their features. Not to mention the writing-specific generative AI companies like Regie. Google even jumped on the trend this week with generative text tools for Google Docs and Gmail.