South Korea’s AI Hiring Bots Fuel Lessons to Game the System

South Korea remains one of Southeast Asia’s centers of AI development. South Korean companies have now started to incorporate AI-based hiring bots into their interview process, leading to job-seekers looking for ways around the technology. A vibrant business has sprung up teaching potential employees how to defeat the system and get past that hurdle so they can land a job.

High Competition for Good Positions

The market is filled with students that have a tradition of going hard at finding jobs. Classes take advantage of this desire in young people to land the best jobs in the workforce. Statistics have shown that as many as 25% of South Korea’s youth are unemployed. While, at present, the number of companies offering these lessons to get by the AI interview system, it’s only a matter of time before more companies start seeing the potential growth. Seoul’s Noryangjin district is already known as “Exam Village” as it has become packed with study rooms and cram schools to help potential job-seekers hone their skills to get hired.

An Employer-Favored System

With the high levels of unemployment, the number of available workers is more than the number of jobs offered. As a result, companies in South Korea are usually inundated by applications. The AI interview system is a method of whittling down the applicant list before it gets to a human interviewer. The Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI) estimates as much as one in four of the country’s top 131 companies are intending to implement AI hiring practices soon.

Reading Emotions and Gamification

The AI video sensors analyze images coming into the system for emotions such as fear and joy when it begins the interview. It also asks searching questions and uses the answers to gauge the values of the interviewee. The AI system utilizes tests to fit the profile of the potential hire to up to thirty-seven metrics that the company may be looking for. The demand for ways around the AI system will continue to rise as young, unemployed South Koreans look for ways to fool the AI system into letting them into the second round of interviews.

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