“An Interview with ALEX” is an interactive, browser-based experience that simulates a job interview with an Artificial Intelligence HR Manager in a future of gamified work and total surveillance. The entire experience is 12 minutes.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT

“An Interview with ALEX” is created by New York-based multimedia artist Carrie Sijia Wang, supported by Mozilla Foundation’s Creative Media Awards.

Watch the video on the right to hear from the creator of the project, and the people who have experienced it.

If you are interested in how the project was developed, check out these in-progress blog posts.

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START AN INTERVIEW SESSION

To optimize the experience:

01 Use your desktop browser.*

02 Maximize your window.

03 Turn your sound on.

04 When asked, please allow microphone and camera access.**

05 After the experience, tell us what you think by filling out the survey.

*This experience uses speech recognition technology, which may not be supported by some browsers.
**Enabling camera and microphone access is for the purpose of storytelling. Rest assured that no user data will be stored in this experience.

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POST YOUR THOUGHTS

Post your screenshots from the experience, as well as how you feel about the interview on Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms.

Use #aiinterview to raise awareness of using A.I. in hiring processes.

Use #carriewang to credit the creator of the project.

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IN THE NEWS

“An Interview with ALEX” is a project supported by Mozilla’s Creative Media Awards.

Since the project’s launch in June, 2020, “An Interview with ALEX” has been featured on international media such as the Business Insider.

Alex surveils you with invasive facial and voice recognition technology. He aggressively ranks you compared to other interviewees. He presents grueling and inane logic puzzles. He asks rude questions. And he calls you by a number, not your name.

Mozilla Blog

 

The experience feels like something out of a “Black Mirror” episode, and Wang said she intended it to be that way in an attempt to highlight some of the dangers of relying on AI for things that may need a more human touch.

Business Insider

 

Part satire, part game and all-too-real for our taste, Wang’s “virtual hiring session” gives you a sneak peek into a nightmarish future where the human element is completely removed from the workplace.

Komando.com

 

Read more on Experience Dropbox, Slate, Business Insider Spain, Business Insider Netherlands, Werf&, Papaya.Rocks, and Computerworld Brasil.