Artificial Intelligence to “Blindfold” Hiring Practices


Ms Iba Masood and Syed Ahmed were born and raised in the United Arab Emirates. The pair, in their mid-twenties, are on a mission to crack the ceiling and walls encasing Silicon Valley’s “brogrammer” culture.

As the BBC report titled, “Beyond ‘Brogrammers’: Can AI create a meritocracy?” defines “brogrammer”:

“Brogrammers are not your standard, introverted computer programmers. They are a more recent stereotype: the macho, beer swilling players who went to top schools and are often hired by their friends or former fraternity brothers in the technology industry.”

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