In the October issue of Careers Matters , the Careers Development Institiute (CDI) monthly magazine for the Career Develpment Sector, an article has been published, written by Deirdre Hughes. The article highlights progress made in the development of chatbots and in particular a bot developed specifically for careers. As the title above suggests this chatbot ‘CiCi’ is being developed to enhance the delivery of careers advice and guidance and complement the work of human careers advice practitioners.
The article details the development of the chatbot ‘CiCi’ and progress to date made by the team along with valuable input from practitioners and test volunteers from 3 trial cities: Bristol, Nottingham and Newcastle. It indicates future development work and how the team are now working with a college in the East Midlands.
“Guidance professionals are not only talking about AI and machine learning ‘bots’ but also co-creating a bot that understands good career guidance. And so, the journey of discovery continues – watch this space!“