Interview system through Artificial Intelligence (AI) that allows candidates to measure their capabilities in an intelligent virtual environment.
How did VIT come about?
VIT is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union and the Junta de Castilla y León, through the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE), with the aim of promoting development Information and Communication Technologies for SMEs. The development of VIT has been carried out in collaboration with SYLTEC, a company which has created the web platform to host this tool. VIT arises from the need for an alternative method to conducting interviews during the pandemic, both for interviewing new candidates and for use in internal company promotions.
How does VIT work?
The VIT tool consists of two methods of use, one use in a web platform and another use in virtual reality. For the web platform it was developed using WebGL, in this version we will be able to conduct interviews through the web in our browser, perform tests if we are employees. To carry out these interviews we have an avatar who asks the questions, the user answers the questions through the microphone of his computer according to his criteria. The user's response is recorded by a TalkBot that evaluates whether the response is adequate, neutral, or inappropriate. If it is not suitable, the candidate will have a second chance to respond. The platform also offers training courses for employees created using text and photography supported by multiple choice questionnaires to evaluate the user. In the case of the virtual reality version, we will immerse ourselves in the virtual environment of VIT, in it we will meet at the table with the interviewer who will ask us the questions, through the microphone of our virtual reality device we will answer the questions. The answers to these questions receive the same treatment as in the web platform version.
How does VIT handle responses?
VIT incorporates an Artificial Intelligence system that allows the tool to train by receiving responses considered adequate and neutral. These responses are generated by the company and the value of the response is weighted so that the tool can evaluate the candidate once the questions are answered. To have a basis on which companies can start using the application, VIT incorporates a battery of standard questions incorporated and trained by the University of Valladolid. To add new questions, companies must train the system by posing the question and telling it which answers are adequate and which are neutral, marking keywords and making several answers to train the tool. The results are stored on the platform and are accessible to the company, a list will appear with the candidates, the questions, their answers and the assessment that VIT makes of the candidate. VIT will allow companies to save time in their selection processes. The web platform means that you do not have to invest time or staff in conducting the interviews, but you simply need a person to evaluate the results obtained. In addition, as it is an online platform, it allows us to carry out interviews from any point, so there will be no need to incur travel costs or scheduling problems. On the other hand, companies will be able to set up a room in which to conduct an interview in virtual reality and then continue with the selection process depending on whether the candidate passes the filter or not.