If you find job interviews utterly nerve-wracking, then perhaps the latest news comes as a bit of a relief for you. Unless I, Robot gave you nightmares, in which case, it could make you feel even more nervous. That’s because the world’s first robot designed to carry out job interviews is currently being tested and shown off. However, will future job interviews really be conducted by robots?
At just 16 inches tall, this little robot has been designed to sit on a desk opposite an interviewee at eye level. Tengai has a glowing yellow face that slightly mimics human expressions, such as tilting her head to the side and smiling politely. However, that’s pretty much all the similarities between Tengai and a human interviewer. Furhat Robotics, a company that came from a project at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, are the creators of Tengai, but what is the point in being interviewed by a robot?
Getting Rid of Unconscious Bias
One of the most significant problems when it comes to interviewing candidates is unconscious biases. They’re unconscious because no one realizes that they’re making them, but it can stop the right people from getting the job solely based on first impressions. It could be something to do with their gender, their race, or even what they’re wearing. According to statistics, it takes between 5 and 15 minutes for a recruiter to make a decision, and around seven seconds for a candidate to make a first impression. What if Tengai could stop those unconscious biases for good?
Level Playing Field
Tengai has been designed to create a level playing field during job interviews, as people are asked the same questions, in the same way, and usually in the same order. Recruiters are then given a transcript of the interview so that they can base their decisions on the quality of the answers, as opposed to any general chit-chat or unconscious bias. Those who have tested it believe it will be a smart way to whittle down large groups of candidates, screening them before a face-to-face interview.
While job interviews might not all be conducted by Tengai in the foreseeable future, it definitely looks like things are changing. The question is: will an interview by robots be more or less scary than the real thing?
On the Way to Hogwarts
They say magic isn’t real and that wizards do not exist. Neither are there muggles, wands, magic schools, mythical creatures, incantations, or even flying broomsticks. It is mere fiction. Or is it?
For all we know, the Potterverse does exist and the world is indeed filled with unique people? Some are even caught on camera. Dumbledore, is that you?
Girls Night Out
Girls have the option to wear pants, shirts, dresses, skirts, and more. What do the boys have? Not much. So, why should girls have all the fun when it comes to clothing? This gang of guys looks really happy in their floral ensemble.
However, we think they could have done a slightly better job at picking matching bags. Only seems fair. Everything else seems just perfect. That one gal in yellow is looking at this group of guys with envy… or confusion? We’re not sure.
King of the Subway
Public transport is for everyone, even kings who can’t be bothered with all the street traffic. Maybe he has an important matter to deal with and has to get to his palace as soon as possible. And what better way than the subway?
However, he doesn’t seem very happy about being captured while he’s in a rush. Good thing his guards aren’t around or the photographer might have been detained right away. Just their luck!
Buggy in a Train
Most people who choose to travel via subway rarely have another mode of transportation. However, this gentleman seems to want it all — the option to travel in public transport as well as in his little buggy.
We wonder what his ticketing situation must have been like. Did he have to buy his little vehicle a ticket too or was it free? Furthermore, it seems like he’s also saving on fuel.
There are too many conflicting emotions at the sight of this picture. On the one hand, it seems like this person is pretty at peace with themselves for choosing the outfit they have on. But, on the other hand, it looks like they just didn’t know what to wear and grabbed the first thing that they saw.
This person is either incredibly terrible at choosing clothes or a fashion genius! Either way, this individual does not seem to care what anyone thinks.
The Celebrity Horse
Since when did BoJack Horsemen start riding the subway? Just like his fame, it seems like he lost all his riches too. And now, he has no money left to buy a car.
If that’s not the case, then he probably had another night of partying and forgot where he parked his car. We wonder how many people even asked for his autograph while he was on his way back.
Lost Inside His Hair
This hair looks so tempting to touch. There’s just so much of it. It must feel really bouncy, too. We wonder how long it took this person to grow it out. Is he just taking a little nap, or is he genuinely sad about something?
It could be that his hair has gotten so out of control that he can’t see anything anymore nor can he find his way back home. Maybe someone can help the guy out, give him a hand, maybe cut his hair a bit.
Bluebeard Trimmed His Beard
Everyone thinks of what color they should dye their hair next. But, how many people think about dyeing their hair? Well, this guy surely did. And what a sprightly color he has chosen. It could make anyone look twice.
However, we wonder why he chose this color. It’s safe to say he was never a literature student. If he was, then he’d definitely know about the tale of Bluebeard. Ladies, beware!
The Fashion Police Is on Leave
What were they thinking? Or were they even thinking before stepping out of the house in that attire? That jacket, the top, the jeans, the belt, and even the boots — it’s all wrong. But, you have to admire the confidence that exuberates from his stance.
It could even put some of the most popular supermodels to shame. The pose is on point. If this is a candid picture, then what would a pose photoshoot look like?
Ready to Eat
When you’re a busy person with very little time on your hands and you’re a resourceful person, you think of ideas like this. If you’re a hothead, you can totally cook your eggs this way.
That saves you time from having to cook when you get home! This is a life hack people. Take notes!
Who rides horses anymore? Dinosaurs are the new horses. Besides, how often do you encounter a person riding a dinosaur on the subway? It may be unexpected but still not the strangest thing you would see on the subway.
Also, you can only assume that this person was not getting enough attention via their social media. So, they chose to dress up this way to get more people to notice them. Attention-seeking or not, this getup certainly put a smile on our faces.
It’s not every day that you spot a knight in shining armor on the subway. That’s why we think that this knight was probably on duty looking for a princess who ran away from the tower that her parents had locked her up in.
He even looks like a new-age knight that’s trying to track the princess through GPS. That could be the only explanation for a knight holding a mobile phone in his hand.
Tony Stark Injured
We’ve all seen how high and low the Ironman suit can take Tony Stark. But, what does he do when he cannot travel in his suit anymore? That’s right — he rides the subway.
It looks like he’s coming back from a huge fight. Hopefully, someone already asked him if he won or lost. Chances are, he won because Stark rarely leaves a fight until he wins.
All the ‘90s kids will definitely know what this suit is all about. We didn’t even know that such a suit existed. Once again, thanks to the strangest things you see on the subway, we now know that Pac-Man suits are here for the win!
What a suit this is! Hats off to the person who came up with this idea (it was probably a ’90s kid). We can only imagine how many other millennials are waiting to get their hands on this.
Imagine being a single mother and having four kids and two jobs. When does she even find the time to cook and feed her kids? She obviously has to make the most of any free time she can find – like commuting to and from work.
She could take inspiration from this woman in the picture who has decided to cut vegetables on her way home. We’re guessing she lives the tough life we mentioned earlier, too.
All Hail the Queen
Remember the king we talked about? Ya know, he chose to take the subway so as to reach his destination faster — and here we have his counterpart, the queen. It seems like several royal members have started using this mode of transport.
What would it be like if the two met on the subway in their glorious attire? It would be a real meet-cute. Like a scene right out of a film.
Scary movies are not real, for the most part. But, knowing that a scary movie is mere fiction makes it possible for people to watch it. So, what do you do when you encounter one of the characters on the subway? Cry out of fear or laugh it off?
If it helps, this person is just dressed up as the clown from the movie IT. And man, has he done a marvelous job with his makeup or what?! The resemblance is uncanny.
When you have trust issues, you cannot just leave your things lying around, not even at home. So, this young man seems to have carried what looks like his favorite lamp along with him.
It could also be that he’s traveling to a really dark place, where there are no lights of any kind. This lamp could serve the purpose of keeping his surroundings well-lit. These days, you can never be too sure so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
The little black box on that man’s lap looks like something from the past. Do people even own cassettes anymore? These two look like time travelers. In fact, the entire picture looks like it could be a scene straight out of Back to the Future.
Marty McFly and his leather jacket, the glasses, the gloves, and that ’80s hairstyle — that all seems to have appeared on this subway. There’s no way these guys are from this decade.
Spidey Travels the Normal Way
Several people dream of a world where Marvel movies are our reality. Can you even imagine superheroes like Hulk and Doctor Strange walking about the street and the likes of Ironman and Thor flying in the air?
It would be a really cool world. The presence of Spider-Man on the subway almost makes you feel like it could be real. Besides, the suit looks so realistic. So, it’s hard not to believe.
This looks like someone decided to organize Comic-Con on the subway. We wouldn’t be surprised if that even turned out to be true. In this day and age, anything is possible. People just need a reason to dress up and have some fun.
Also, if a child walked in, theyr’d feel like they just walked into a birthday party filled with tons of goofy characters. This visual could put a smile on anyone’s face.
Pika Pika Pikachu
There are fans of movie characters all over the world and this person seems to be a Pikachu fan. Well, who would not be? This adorable guy is one of the most famous Pokémon characters that people just love.
This costume would also seem like the perfect way to hide in case you are running from the law. No one would suspect Pikachu, ever. It would also make an amazing sleeping bag. Don’t you agree?
Baby, Baby Don’t Cry
The first thing most people do when they see a little baby crying is look away, put on their headphones, and hope the kid stops wailing. Some even get annoyed at the parent for bringing such a small kid onto the metro in the first place.
However, this wonderful gentleman approached the situation differently and played some music for the baby. The baby clearly seems to have loved it. This person must have a kid of their own and if not, he would make a great one someday for sure.
Not Subtle at All
If you were a beautiful woman, would you approach this man? Because he seems to be sending out a very clear message with this book, which seems like a great way to break the ice.
Maybe this approach is not exactly subtle but it is definitely one that has garnered people’s attention. In fact, if he just liked someone on the subway, he could just open the book right in front of them. So, easy!
Tomato on the Move
It looks like a situation from the movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. One of the ingredients that fell from the sky seems to be riding the subway right now. Does this costume even give them a clear vision of anything around them? We can’t help but wonder.
You would probably be able to spot this tomato from space. We just hope he doesn’t pass someone who’s extremely hungry or they may just take a bite. Even that would not be the strangest thing to see on the subway.
Music is wonderful. It can make a room full of people really happy in no time. It has been known to be a form of expression. But, the guy in blue is definitely not enjoying the sounds coming out of this instrument.
You cannot help but laugh at this poor guy’s expression and his reaction to the music. The person playing it, however, seems rather nonchalant and carefree of what people think.
McDonald’s is known to be spot on with its advertising. Their ads are used as case studies in colleges for their sheer brilliance. This one does not miss either. Wonder how they manage to hit the nail on the head every single time?
This man here may just be sleeping out of exhaustion but it seems like if he had bought that iced coffee at the fast-food joint, he may not have fallen asleep.
Subway, the Wonderland
Going down the rabbit hole seems old-fashioned. The rabbit now takes the subway to travel to Wonderland. So, if you fancy yourself a trip with Alice, it would be much easier to follow this rabbit. Also, people around furry fellow seem disinterested in his presence.
If Lewis Carroll was from this era, this is probably how the White Rabbit would be traveling to Wonderland. At least traveling by train would ensure a punctual arrival time.
How cool would it be to attend a sermon where a cat is preaching to the people in a church? This giant cat would definitely be a huge hit. The cat people of the world would listen to anything this cat has to say.
In Ratatouille, they said that anyone can cook. Well, this image seems to be saying, ‘Anyone can preach.’ It’s just a thought but it could work…
The world is a bizarre place to be living in. The subway, more so. Proof of that is this man covered in moss and grass. For those wondering why, well, we have no idea either.
The only explanation that seems plausible at this point is that this individual is headed to a Halloween costume contest. He’s just doing his best to hide in plain sight.