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Robots Could Be Conducting Job Interviews by 2020

Robots Could Be Conducting Job Interviews by 2020 A 16-inch tall robot-recruiter named Tengai could be the future of job interviews. Tengai is programmed to conduct every interview the exact same way. She doesn’t engage in pre-interview chit-chat and asks every question in the same tone and order. Tengai then sends a transcript to human employers containing only the interviewee's answers, eliminating any bias or inherited prejudices.


The robot was created by Furhat, an artificial intelligence and social robotics company based in Sweden. They’ve spent the last four years creating a human-like computer interface that mimics human speech and facial expressions. Tengai is expected to be put in real life situations as early as May of 2019. She’s been undergoing trials since October 2018, in partnership with one of Sweden’s largest recruitment firms, TNG. Real candidate interviews are expected to begin in May 2019, and an English version could exist as soon as 2020.