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Dr. Frida Polli, CEO and co-founder of pymetrics, a company that uses neuroscience and AI to improve the accuracy, fairness, and diversity of hiring, discusses how the hiring process is broken and why soft skills are important for accurate and fair talent matching. She also explains why unconscious bias training programs create false confidence and the importance of debiased data.

The Take 15 Series is a collection of illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.

About the Speaker(s)

Frida Polli
Frida Polli

Frida Polli is the CEO and co-founder of pymetrics, a company using neuroscience and AI to improve the accuracy, fairness, and diversity of hiring. She is an award-winning Harvard and MIT trained neuroscientist turned entrepreneur and is a thought leader in the ethical AI and technology spaces. Dr. Polli has been featured on CNN, the BBC, CNBC, and Bloomberg, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Economist, Fortune, Forbes, and Inc., among others. She regularly speaks at such events as the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, CogX, the MAKERS Conference, Collision, Dreamforce, TechCrunch Disrupt, Web Summit, SXSW, and MIT Technology Review‘s EmTech Digital. Dr. Polli’s publications include two dozen scientific articles in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Brain, and the Journal of Neuroscience, among others, and popular press articles in Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. She has won the MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition and the Harvard Business School Life Science Award and has appeared on such lists as Inc.’s Female Founders 100, Entrepreneur’s 100 Powerful Women, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women NextGen, and Human Resource Executive’s Top 100 HR Tech Influencers.