Elan Pratzer on beta testing hiring software that will identify Leadership Readiness of executives to perform successfully at the highest levels
The biggest selling point of AI-based hiring software is its supposed elimination of human prejudices like racism, a preference to one set of qualifications over another, perhaps even lapses in attention by a tired HR manager reading yet another resume.
Critics argue AI is only as good as the data it is fed, and that AI has great potential to simply perpetuate the biases fed to it by programmers.
Elan Pratzer, founder of System-3 and a veteran of the executive search sector, is very aware of that criticism. Through his extensive work prototyping System-3, described as a predictive, unbiased software-as-a-service solution to identify the leadership potential of executives, Pratzer and his team are looking to avoid bias while also helping companies find a perfect (and perhaps unexpected) fit for their upper echelons.
While System-3 is still being beta tested, Pratzer believes the extensive quality and quantity of data his team collected, along with his extensive background in executive search, will avert bias. He spoke to the Star about his approach.
Read the full interview here