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There are lots of people out there who are currently looking for a job. In some situations, people may have trouble finding a job because they simply do not know what their own strengths and weaknesses are. After all, one of the most common questions that people get asked in a job interview is about their strengths and weaknesses. 

Now, there may be a new way for people to uncover information regarding their own strengths and weaknesses. That comes in the form of a new workstyle game that has been developed by Lensa. Lensa, long-known to be one of the leaders in the area of predictive analysis, natural language processing, and machine learning has been working hard to help individuals who are looking for a job gain greater insight into their own behaviors. That is exactly where the game comes into play.

How Does the Game Work?

The game has been specifically designed to put people through a series of tasks that will take about 8 minutes to complete. Users are placed in a certain situation that they have to solve. In reality, the game is not timing someone and doesn't care whether they finish the game at all. Even though it only takes a few minutes to finish the whole game, there are measurements that are taking place constantly, identifying how people approach the problems they have been given. Then, this information on their individual behaviors is used to help people identify their strengths and weaknesses. This will provide them with a greater degree of insight when they are looking for a job. 


Dividing Users Into One of Seven Categories

Ultimately, people who play this game are going to be given something that is called an archetype. There are seven archetypes into which someone may be divided. Each archetype has its own strengths and weaknesses. The archetype is designed to help people highlight their professional strengths using game results that are going to be placed on their resume. In this manner, machine learning and natural language processing can play a major role and how people look for a job in the modern era.

The Application of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

When people think about machine learning and natural language processing, they commonly think about the manufacturing area, where automation has played a main role. They may also think about video game technology, where virtual reality has taken off. This is the first time that machine learning and natural language processing is being applied directly to the job search process. It is not exactly a secret that there are lots of people who are struggling to find a job. That is what makes this tool so unique. Some people might even have trouble deciding which career path they would like to take. The results of this game can help people decide which career path to choose. Even though this decision is a major one that encompasses a lot of factors, information from this game, powered by Lensa, may be one of those factors.

Looking to the Future of Machine Learning

Without a doubt, machine learning technology has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. This workstyle game that has been developed by Lensa is just the latest example. It will be interesting to see how the game continues to evolve during the next few years. There is a chance that it may lead to a paradigm shift in the way in which people look for a job. There's also a chance that employers will start looking at these results in greater detail as well.

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