Robot hires human being in world first as AI conducts job interview

Robot hires human being in world first as AI conducts job interview

Tengai is said to be "bias free" and will only hire the best person for the job regardless of ethnicity, age or gender
By Henry Holloway Chief Reporter 20:34, 5 SEP 2019 UPDATED21:12, 5 SEP 2019
A robot has hired a human being for the first time in history as an AI was left to do job interviews.
Robotic head Tengai has been commissioned to carry out recruitment in the Upplands Bro Municipality, Sweden.
Tengai resembles a head on a stick, with a friendly looking face beamed onto a screen which wraps around his plastic skull.
The robot was developed by recruitment company TNG together with the tech firm Furhat Robotics. 
He is reported to have hired a man called Anders Ornhed, from Jarfalla. 
Anders has the honour of becoming the first person ever to hired by an AI. 
Swedish radio reported Anders got through the interview process with Tengai. 
He was given the job as digital coordinator at the municipality office.
Tengai is boasted to be “bias free”. 
The robot is not affected by the jobseeker’s age, gender or ethnicity – he just wants the best person for the job.
Anders said: “It's very different from being interviewed by a human being. 


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