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We built voice modulation to mask gender in technical interviews.
Posted by June 29th, In short, we made men sound like women and women sound like men and looked at how that affected their interview performance.
The setup When an interviewer and an interviewee match on our platform, they meet in a collaborative coding environment with voice, text chat, and a whiteboard and jump right into a technical question.
For more context, some examples of interviews done on the platform can be found on our public recordings page. After every interview, interviewers rate interviewees on a few different dimensions.
Feedback form for interviewers As you can see, we ask the interviewer if they would advance their interviewee to the next round. We also ask about a few different aspects of interview performance using a scale. On our platform, a score of 3 or above is generally considered good.
At that time, we had amassed over a thousand interviews with enough data to do some comparisons and were surprised to discover that women really were doing worse.
Specifically, men were getting advanced to the next round 1. Some early ideas included sending female users a Bane mask.
The experiment The setup for our experiment was simple. Every Tuesday evening at 7 PM Pacific, interviewing. In these practice rounds, anyone with an account can show up, get matched with an interviewer, and go to town. In the spirit of not giving away what we were doing and potentially compromising the experiment, we told both interviewees and interviewers that we were slowly rolling out our new voice masking feature and that they could opt in or out of helping us test it out.
Most people opted in, and we informed interviewees that their voice might be masked during a given round and asked them to refrain from sharing their gender with their interviewers.
For interviewers, we simply told them that interviewee voices might sound a bit processed. Completely unmodulated useful as a baseline Modulated without pitch change Modulated with pitch change You might ask why we included the second condition, i. As you probably noticed, if you played the videos above, the modulated one sounds fairly processed.
The last thing we wanted was for interviewers to assume that any processed-sounding interviewee must summarily have been the opposite gender of what they sounded like.
So we threw that condition in as a further control.
The results After running the experiment, we ended up with some rather surprising results. Contrary to what we expected and probably contrary to what you expected as well!
If anything, we started to notice some trends in the opposite direction of what we expected: On the subject of sample size, we have no delusions that this is the be-all and end-all of pronouncements on the subject of gender and interview performance.
I will say, though, that had there been any staggering gender bias on the platform, with a few hundred data points, we would have gotten some kind of result. So that, at least, was encouraging. After the experiment was over, I was left scratching my head.
I went back and looked at the seniority levels of men vs. But there was one nagging thing in the back of my mind. I spend a lot of my time poring over interview data, and I had noticed something peculiar when observing the behavior of female interviewees.
Anecdotally, it seemed like women were leaving the platform a lot more often than men.Every era of music has its own recognizable sounds, from the tightly orchestrated pop and swampy psych rock of the ’60s to the plush disco and winsome adult contemporary songs of the ’70s, the.
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