VR training system lets you fire virtual employees

Meeting with employee in virtual space

A new system, developed by Talespin, allows users to develop interpersonal skills for engagements with real life humans, providing simulated practice for difficult and unexpected situations.

Talespin created Barry, a ‘virtual human’ AI virtual character that converses with the user, showing contextually relevant emotion and understanding of context, allowing users to experience rare and difficult situations and conversations that can be difficult to prepare for in a real life environment.

LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report identified soft skills as the top priority for talent development, widely considered a difficult skill to train and teach – with current methods of soft skills training employing role playing, coaching and workshop techniques, often at a higher financial cost.