Talespin creates Barry, the virtual employee WATCH

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To demonstrate its new virtual reality (VR) soft skills training tool, Talespin created a demo putting the user in the shoes of a human resources manager tasked with terminating a fellow employee named Barry.

The scenario captures the real stress and emotion typically associated with this situation and presents trainees with common wrongful termination pitfalls such as demonstrating bias.

The AI-enabled software provides real-time feedback so a trainee can gain virtual experience that feels real enough to create emotional muscle memory, and get real-time guidance on how to empathetically and effectively terminate an employee.

Watch Talespin’s virtual human in action in the video below: