This is Daivergent, a forward-thinking, compassionate startup that taps into the talent of autistic college grads and hires them to train artificial intelligence – all while helping them launch independent careers. Created by Byran Dai, who has a talented and inspiring autistic brother and his co-founder, Rahul Mahida, the company launched in 2018.
Daivergent offers a remote workforce that executes data labeling and annotation, as well as autism talent recruitment. In order to accomplish this, Daivergent has an innovative platform/HR software to connect companies to a high-quality workforce on the autism spectrum. To further this mission, tech giants such as Microsoft and Dell have also launched autism hiring programs.
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An alarming statistic reportedly reveals that “only 14% of those with autism held a paying job in their community – despite the fact that 35% of students with autism attend college.” To add to that grim statistic, other data reveals “that more than 1 million people with autism will become adults in the next 10 years.”