What ‘Hidden Figures’ Can Teach Recruiters About AI

What ‘Hidden Figures’ Can Teach Recruiters About AI

In the recent film “Hidden Figures,” a group of women known as “computers,” help mastermind NASA’s effort to put a man into space and eventually on the moon. Without their hard work and brilliance, America’s famed “moonshot” might never have succeeded. By the end of the film, their roles have largely been replaced by a computer that is capable of making millions of calculations per second — a feat that far surpasses their abilities. Instead of despairing that they might find themselves without a job, these women adapted: they learned computer programming, thereby ensuring their ongoing relevance despite the growing role of computers at NASA.