We have seen all kinds of algorithms, techniques and methodologies in recent times pertaining to human health, behaviour, moods and whatnot. But we now have a new algorithm which relates to scanning your face and what it does is pretty interesting as well. This face-scanning algorithm is supposed to tell you if you deserve to get the job or not.
Therefore, it does the task that a job interviewer has to shortlist candidates for the job. This algorithm has been developed by HireVue and they claim that their AI can now decide candidates best for the job.
Talking about the working of this algorithm, HireVue has created an “employability” score which is generated automatically based on the candidates’ computer and cellphone cameras’ analysis of their facial movements, choice of words and speaking voice. We believe that this algorithm judges the confidence level a candidate has while giving interviews and gives the score based on it.
HireVue’s “AI-driven assessments” are also spreading widely in industries such as hospitality and finance and universities are now making efforts to ‘train students on how to look and speak for best results’. Hilton, Unilever, and Goldman Sachs are among the 100+ employers who use this system and a million job seekers have already been analyzed by this system. Now, there must be something special in this algorithm or AI technique which makes so many big companies use them.
Now, we feel that this system is great for vetting out candidates from a long list by not having a human take face-to-face interviews which is time-consuming. However, selecting the best candidate still needs to be done by the company’s in-house interviewers and not by an AI technique we feel. Not everyone is happy about this system either as AI Now Insitute’s co-founder says:
“It’s a profoundly disturbing development that we have proprietary technology that claims to differentiate between a productive worker and a worker who isn’t fit, based on their facial movements, their tone of voice, their mannerisms,”