Why a machine is a better interviewer than a human

Why a machine is a better interviewer than a human
Why a machine is a better interviewer than a human

Once I had several interviews. Companies flunked me on theoretical and practical tests. Moreover, theoretical questions were pointless and did not impact programming quality or results. In other words, whether you knew the answer or not, that does not affect your skills.

Do you think you can be flunked only on a theoretical test? You’re wrong. In a practical exam even easier because the interviewer could check your code and says: “Hmmm, you know, here I would do differently. Sorry, but you’re not right for this job”.

Why? Maybe the interviewer just doesn’t like you. Or perhaps you’re not that nationality which he/she likes. Or possibly not that age, gender, religion, or just because he/she doesn’t like your T-shirt color. Or maybe because the interviewer has a hangover, or just in a bad mood since this morning. Reasons might be a lot, but they’re all — the human factor.

Machines are deprived of this. Machines don’t have headaches, prejudice, stereotypes, bias, and all this trash which can affect interview results. 2+2=4, and if you typed 4 then the machine will count it as the right answer. But human (interviewer), who doesn’t like you, groundlessly may quibble that you typed not enough fast or too fast.

That has happened with me as well. I passed theoretical and practical tests on  where I found myself in the top 5% of 110k people who passed the same test of knowledge Swift programming language.

Roman Matovsky in the top 5% of 110k people who passed the same test of knowledge Swift programming language

Given the fact, that I already have my own 6 iOS apps and games on the App Store, it’s quite logical. It isn’t logical interviews may vary between humans and machines. How many human factors can affect decision-making. And namely it responsible for many other things which were and are happening in the world — armed conflict, wars, and so on. Is it possible that a soulless machine is more human than a real human? We’ll talk about that some other time.