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U.S. government proposes the permanent job interview

It’s often said that landing a job is more about being good at interviews than any necessary aptitude for the role. Since mis-hiring in the U.S. intelligence community is perceived as an above-average liability, the government is researching the possibility of a sensor-driven ‘permanent interview’, wherein an individual would need to submit to unrestricted physical… Read More

Neural net ‘precrime’ system suitable for prospective employees, say Russian scientists

Researchers at Tomsk University have created a computer program that can be used to predict different aspects of criminal behavior using Artificial Neural Network (ANN) technology, and have suggested that the technique could be adapted as an effective tool in selecting suitable employment candidates. The team was able to divide survey respondents into classifications based… Read More

The UK’s brain drain to Silicon Valley is unintentional, says government report

The UK’s Government Office For Science has released a fascinating preliminary report regarding ‘The future of work in an ageing population’, comprising the findings of experts who in June convened to discuss one of the hottest political topics around. Among its findings, many of which are (for a government report) uncharacteristically apocalyptic in nature, is… Read More

UK government’s AI experts predict employment apocalypse

According to Mary Wakefield in The Spectator, the UK government gathered together four experts in artificial intelligence last autumn in a subdued hearing with few journalists in attendance, to hear leading minds prognosticate on what the advent of new technologies in AI might mean for the short-term and long-term future of the country. The piece… Read More

Google is the toughest job interview in town for developers – but not the worst

If you’re a developer looking for the golden ticket to one of the top software or digital services companies in the world, you likely aren’t expecting an easy ride. The arcane and abstract dominate the hiring processes of major tech companies so completely that Hollywood got a fairly good movie out of it. However when… Read More