LinkedIn may be developing an AI-powered job coach, according to web developer Nima Owji.
Owji, who shared a screenshot of the feature, frequently posts about unreleased offerings.
Microsoft, which owns LinkedIn, has been focusing on the development of AI tools.
Another AI-powered tool may be on the way to help with job hunting. LinkedIn seems to be planning the release of an AI "coach" to assist users with job searching, applications, and researching things like a company's culture.
App researcher and web developer Nima Owji, who uncovers potential upcoming features of different apps that have yet to be deployed by scouring the apps' code, shared a screenshot of the assistant on Twitter.
"Introducing LinkedIn Coach," the page reads. "Apply for jobs, learn new skills, and find more ways to connect with your network — all backed by the power of AI."
—Nima Owji (@nima_owji) July 27, 2023
The tool gives examples of what users might be able to ask, like "how does Coach work?," "what does Microsoft do?," and "what is the culture of Microsoft?"
LinkedIn has been testing out a new AI-generated chat feature for LinkedIn Premium users to help people message about job opportunities, though Insider reporter Grace Dean tried it out and found mixed results.
Microsoft, which owns LinkedIn, has been working on many other AI-related projects. The company made its Bing GPT-4 chatbot available to the public earlier this year, and has been developing an artificial intelligence chip, code-named Athena, since 2019. Major accounting and consulting company KPMG recently announced a partnership with Microsoft for the joint development of generative AI tools for KPMG's employees and clients. Microsoft has also been a multi-billion dollar investor in OpenAI.
LinkedIn did not comment specifically on the development of the Coach tool. When asked about it, company representative Amanda Purvis told Insider in a statement over email: "We are always exploring new ways to improve our member's experience on LinkedIn and will have more to share soon."
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