“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.
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.
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.**
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.
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.
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.
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.