01 / Still of avatar animation guiding users through the automated interviewing experience.


SETUP Utrecht / 2018
As part of Civil Weapons of Math Retaliation

Artificial Intelligence is playing an increasing role in assessing job applicants for large companies. But which processes lie at the base of these analyses, and how neutral and objective are the assessments conducted by the algorithms?
input≠output is a mock-up version of an automated video-interviewing software. It is based on the example of market leader HireVue, which mainly uses Emotion AI fused with I-O Psychology to assess human personality and behaviour.
Instead of covering this technology within the back-end part of the software, however, input≠output pulls the technology into the front-end user interface and visualises the live mechanics that are active within the analysis. This mock-up software is less refined, operating with more obvious and tangible miscalculations and mistakes. These exaggerate the vulnerabilities of the applied technology and critically contribute to the experience of the audience, who acts as the interviewee.

In collaboration with I-O Psychologist Dr. Byron G. Adams from Tilburg University, input≠output has inspired a scientific study and ethical debate upon the validity of personality assessments through AI.

Programming by Jayson Haebich.
3D Animation by Vincent van Dijck.
Advice and I-O Psychology Expertise Dr. Byron G. Adams.
Commissioned by medialab SETUP, Utrecht, NL, 2018.
Funded by The Creative Industries Fund NL, 2018.
Exhibited at the Culturele Zondag, Winkel van Sinkel, Utrecht, NL, 2018.
Exhibited by TodaysArt Festival, Grey Space, The Hague, NL, 2018.
Exhibited within Digital Dilemma – The Architecture of Trust at Bureau Europa, Maastricht, NL, 2019.

02 / Standby screen of the software showing the avatar guiding participants through the interview experience.

03 / Design template for the software interface showing the live analysis and tracking of the interviewee’s data.