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Barry--the Virtual Employee You Can Fire Again and Again

Monday, August 12, 2019

Firing someone is one of the most unpleasant tasks a manager will ever have to do. But artificial intelligence may make this challenge a bit easier. “Barry,” created by workplace training company Tailspin, is a virtual employee managers can practice firing. He’s programmed to react in a variety of ways, from quiet sobbing to enraged yelling. “When a user interacts with Barry in the simulation,” Tailspin wrote in a blog post, “they navigate hundreds of possible

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