Thanks for sharing this article! I’m a huge fan of the searchlight.ai team. They’ve been super laser-focused even before they went through YC.
The biggest concern I have about this opportunity is whether companies would be willing to pay for reference checks. I think that the hurdle for HR and team leaders is that they like to rely on in-person “reference checks” and “interviews”. Humans have a bias towards thinking that they make better people decisions than an algorithm.
Great article! I was wondering about this same issue over the weekend. Especially when Apple and Google are joining forces with Washington to user bluetooth to track whether people have come in contact someone who has COVID-19 (link: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-04-13/coronavirus-apple-and-google-come-to-the-rescue-are-you-ready).
I do believe that in times of crisis, I’m more willing to give up data privacy to ensure the health and safety of my loved ones.