Using software to 'screen' potential hires - to profile them based on answers to multiple choice questions:
"...Online screening systems used by companies like Pathmark issue reports on applicants almost immediately, grading them as green, yellow or red ï¿½ the last a warning of a potentially problematic hire".
The automation of HR? Nah, the writing's been on the wall for HR for a very long time - it was automated a long time ago, this is just replacing humans conducting automatic tasks with machines. The more interesting bit to think about is who's controlling who: machine or human?