Robot Vera does a recruitment job
Ikea, Pepsico and L’Oréal are among scores of companies using a recruitment robot to interview prospective employees. Robot Vera, developed by Russian start-up Stafory, is currently conducting around 5,000 job interviews per day and is able to speak both Russian and English.
Robot Vera is artificial intelligence-based and so is learning on the job ‘herself’ the more interviews she conducts.
Prospective employers contact Vera with job specs and the software then sifts through CVs across employment sites to find matches before calling candidates to tell them about positions. Those interested in a job can then opt for an online, face-to-face interview with a somewhat-unnerving looking Vera.