Robots interviewing job applicants

According to this article in the Washington Post, we are already at the point where robots are making a significant number of hiring decisions in the U.S. economy:

Employers Relying On Personality Tests To Screen Applicants

From the article: The conventional wisdom would think that humans are irreplaceable in the interviewing process. "Interviewing human beings" would be, one would think, a job tailor made for other human beings and immune to robotic replacement. The conventional wisdom is wrong. Robots do this job better than human beings. The fact is that robots will be taking nearly all the jobs in the economy. See also Robots and the right brain and Robotic Nation.

Of course, we can also expect to see a book in the next six months entitled: "How to get a perfect score on a personality test."

I wouldn't call this a "robot" unless you call the existance of legal codes to guide judicial decisions a "robot" too. Personality tests may or may not add valid information to the interview process, but probably by 2-3 years from now they will just waste time and further class-stratify society, as everyone who can afford the study materials, has the memory to learn them, and has the cultural guidance to seek them out will ace the tests.
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