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Stephen Downes

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The tests serve a two-fold objective: they provide a means of filtering applicants when a degree requirement isn't sufficient to do so, and they enable more equitable hiring by allowing the degree requirement to be removed entirely. "We've conflated employability with university degrees. We shouldn't, said Jacob Hsu, CEO of Catalyte, which conducts tests designed to find job candidates who have the potential to become software engineers, whether or not they went to college." Catalyte uses AI to "identify candidates from non-traditional backgrounds who have the potential to become high-performing software developers."

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