Author: Dave Lemphers

Why do we pay Technical Recruiters?

As a person with a hand in the tech world – whether on the hiring or working side – you’ll know firsthand that tech recruitment is a terribly complex field. Tech recruiters are undoubtedly driven and talented people who apply a variety of skills each day in an attempt to achieve the best result for …

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AI in Recruitment: Friend or Foe?

An amplification of our shared human intelligence, AI is changing the world around us and helping our civilization to flourish in new ways. But it isn’t without risk. Used improperly, AI can become a wildly destructive force. Take the use of AI in recruitment: used unthinkingly it can reinforce the bias it was built to …

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Code Pilot Manifesto

Hiring Science A boring bit about me, my name is Scott Fletcher, and I am one of the founders of Code Pilot. I am fundamentally a systems and a problems person. Systems that give the desired outcome with a minimum of fuss. I enjoy systems that are streamlined and make sense. I really enjoy solving …

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What do we know about hiring? We’re data scientists.

I’ve been a line engineer since 1999, and in those 19 years, I’ve had my fair share of interviews, both sides of the table. I’ve interviewed as a candidate and recruited as a hiring manager at small companies, startups, large companies, and government agencies. It’s a familiar flow; recruiter sets up a phone screen, you …

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Char2vec – Character embeddings for word similarity

Most of my applied data science work is in text heavy domains where the objects are small, there isn’t a clear “vocabulary”, and most of the tasks focus on similarity. My go to tool is almost always cosine similarity, although other metrics such as Levenshtein or character n-grams also feature heavily. The reason these tools are …

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Using AI to “cognify” your Apps

Today terms like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are used interchangeably to describe systems that possess capabilities not easily implemented as heuristics; applications such as speech recognition, prediction or computer vision fit into this space. From an industry perspective however, we rarely discuss feature level strategies and instead try to design into a system a …

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