Meet Tengai, The Unbiased Job Interview Robot

Meet Tengai, The Unbiased Job Interview Robot

The world’s first robot intended to complete an impartial job interviews is being tried by Swedish recruiters. Her name is Tengai. Estimating 41cm (16in) tall and weighing 35kg (77lbs) she’s at eye level as she sits over a table specifically opposite the candidate she’s going to meet. Her shining yellow face tilts somewhat to the side. At that point, she blinks and smiles slightly as she suggests her first conversation starter: “Have you at any point been interviewed by a robot previously?”

Tengai is the creation of Furhat Robotics, an artificial intelligence (AI) and social robotics organization created out of a research paper at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The firm has gone through the previous four years creating a human-like robot interface that copies the manner in which we talk, it also gives the subtle facial expressions like humans. The thought, as indicated by chief researcher Gabriel Skantze, is that “it feels significantly less alarming or bizarre contrasted with a more traditional robot”.

From late 2018, the start-up’s been working together with one of Sweden’s biggest enrollment firms, TNG. The objective is to offer applicants job interviews that is free from any of the predispositions that managers can frequently bring to the hiring procedure, while still making the experience “to appear to be human”.

Oblivious biases involve making suspicions about somebody’s fitness dependent on sexual orientation, ethnicity, voice, qualifications, appearance, or because of casual discussions previously or after the interview. Tengai, on the other hand, doesn’t take part in pre-discussions with candidates and suggests all questions in an identical way, in a similar tone, and in a similar order. This is thought to make a more attractive and objective interview.

Following the trial of a few months, Tengai will begin taking interviews of candidates for real later in May.recruiters and managers are taking a shot at an English-speaking robot which is required to be taken off by mid-2020. The objective is that she will, in the end, be sufficiently refined to choose for herself whether a candidate can move ahead to the next phase of recruitment without the help of a human to review transcripts.

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Claude Denni

About the Author: Claude Denni

Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.

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