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How Rude Virtual Humans Are Helping Veterans Re-enter the Job Market

August 1, 2019

The technology lets veterans practice answering standard interview questions—as well as some uncomfortable and offensive questions—in hyper realistic virtual reality. 

Interviewees put on a headset while a vocational counselor stands off to the side and clicks on a screen filled with different questions and responses. Each response is color coded to match the aggressiveness of the phrase, which Wendy Whitcup, an associate producer at ICT, says is to keep the character’s personality constant throughout a training session. 

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