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AI-Interview Robot Tengai Goes Incorporated - Focus on International Expansion

Press release   •   Jul 08, 2019 16:43 CEST

Tengai Unbiased - The Social Job Interview Robot

AI-interview robot Tengai, developed by Swedish unbiased staffing- and recruitment agency TNG on Furhat Robotics robot platform, will go incorporated as Tengai AB. The goal with the venture is to meet the high market demand from the HR-community, and fully be able to focus on international expansion.

Tengai, the world’s first AI-interview robot, has stirred a lot of attention with its unbiased approach to recruitment and the interview process. There is a high demand from both corporations and organizations to invest in the HR-tech tool in different parts of the world. As the first product is market-ready and the demand continues to increase Swedish unbiased staffing- and recruitment agency TNG, has decided to spin off the brand to its own incorporate company – Tengai AB, to allow for international expansion.

Tengai was developed by a few employees at TNG:s innovation lab TNGx. The goal was to merge 15 years of experience from unbiased recruitment into a diversity- and inclusion software, while also creating a more fair and unique candidate experience for the job seeker. Entering Furhat Robotics and their robot platform. In close cooperation, Tengai was developed with the goal to mitigate bias in the interview process, while assisting HR-specialists and hiring managers to make better data-driven hiring decisions and thereby increase diversity in organizations.

The first automated product for in-house usage by TNG was just released in the Swedish market, and the first clients have already signed up. Next on the product roadmap is a stand-alone interview robot for the Swedish market, followed by an English-speaking robot early 2020.

According to Mats Edlund, Part-Owner of Key People Group AB and Tengai AB, says the spin-off is a natural step to grow the company:

“Since Tengai is primarily a technology company within HR and recruitment, the company needs to be a separate legal entity with a management and a board that can create the right conditions to expand internationally, and secure external financing, to do so,” says Mats Edlund.

New CEO of Tengai AB will be Elin Öberg Mårtenzon:

“By incorporating Tengai we can now independently build an organization to meet the international requests we have, but also continue to build the product and develop our technology. In addition, one of our most important potential customer segments for Tengai will be the international staffing and recruitment industry and we feel strongly that it is important to clarify that Tengai is an independent HR-tech tool," says Elin Öberg Mårtenzon.

Tengai’s Job Interview Mitigates Unconscious Bias

Unbiased by design, Tengai is a fully automated, physical robot recruiter with a diversity and inclusion software powered by 15 years of experience in unbiased recruitment. Integrated early in the recruitment process, the social robot objectively assesses soft-skills and personality traits through blind interviews. Tengai’s natural language processing engine and interview analytics will assist recruiters and hiring managers to make better hiring decisions while delivering a more honest and fair candidate experience.

For more information:

Charlotte Ulvros, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer, Tengai AB, +46 709 82 84 75 or

Elin Öberg Mårtenzon, CEO, Tengai AB, +46 709 37 96 45 or

Tengai Unbiased - the social job interview robot 

Tengai is an unbiased social job interview robot that will perform structured, competency-based interviews with anonymous candidates, focusing on soft-skills and personality traits.

The robot has been developed by TNG, a Swedish recruitment and staffing agency specializing in unbiased recruitment, and Furhat Robotics, specialists within social robotics. The product merry together Furhat's state of the art technological know-how about social robotics, with TNG:s unbiased and reversed recruitment methodology, that the company has developed over the past 15 years. 

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