While the nation’s attention has largely focused on the big five tech giants over the last year — Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Facebook — we’ve been keeping an eye on the Seattle startup scene. And we’re pleased to report that, while Amazon shifts its center of gravity away from the Northwest, Seattle’s pipeline of locally based tech startups remains remarkably strong.
Vettd provides a scalable tool to help HR professionals at large companies combine their personal knowledge with advances in AI technology to identify candidates likely to succeed in open positions. The company uses a proprietary, deep neural network approach wherein HR managers translate their expertise into a customized AI service and then share that knowledge with anyone charged with evaluating applicants. By commercializing research in deep learning for natural language processing, the technology can read vast amounts of disorganized data that bamboozles traditional AI algorithms. Exactly how it has achieved this remains unclear, as the Bellevue company is keeping its cards close to its vest for now. However, we hear they plan to reveal more in the coming months.
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