Coverage of Knockri & Myself
Knockri in Techcrunch -
Why achieving diversity in tech requires firing the industry’s ‘cultural fit’ mentality
“Companies like Knockri develop talent recruitment products that screen job applicants objectively. Built without the often bias-heavy elements of gender, culture and ethnic background entering the picture until final stages of interviewing. Their ultimate goal: to boost representation of minorities, women and people from diverse backgrounds on interview shortlists for tech jobs and in workforces fueling the global economy."
Knockri in Forbes -
Here's Why Canada Can Win The AI Race
"The importance of diverse data sets is hard to overstate for engineers. Knockri, one company I work with at MaRS, has developed a system to improve the screening of job applicants using AI that deliberately ignores characteristics of race, gender and disability status. The company is based in Toronto, where more than 50% of the population is foreign-born, because it could easily access multicultural data sets to train its AI platform."
Knockri in CBC -
How algorithmic bias can make an impact
"When algorithms are designed with recognition of the tendency for humans to exhibit bias in the hiring process, company co-founder and COO Maaz Rana says they can assist in talent acquisition "by consistently presenting an objective measure of someone, so it can be used as a reference to help make smarter and better hiring decisions."
“The ultimate goal is to be able to help every recruiting team in the world. Our AI for HR uses audio and video analysis, assessing personality attributes to gauge how fit an applicant would be for a position based on employer feedback, industry knowledge and scientifically backed data”.
Knockri in Venture Beat -
How to charm the bots in charge of hiring for your dream job
"The AI tool ensures name, gender, race, and even accents are never a factor when short-listing desirable candidates."
Knockri in Huffington Post - The Power of Artificial Intelligence. A Glimpse at HR’s Future
"Learn how Knockri is using IBM Watson to help assess a job applicant's personality attributes based on employer feedback, industry knowledge and scientifically backed data"