Both excellent points @IamSB, machine learning is just a different type of algorithm and algorithms are commonly used in software engineering, so the hiring process shouldn't be any different. Calling it ML instead of machine learning itself is psuedo-nomenclature. Also, the best designed products start with serving your own needs so an ML company definitely must automate their hiring process. Shows they are chewing their own dogfood. Specially in this case, since the value proposition of applying machine learning to a real world problem is often in question.
I like the way how Facebook was used to power protests during the Arab Spring. Not sure how well the PM would receive a suggestion to use Facebook to power the process of bringing people's voices to the fore!
The reason we don't have more hardware start-ups in India is because of a lack of know-how on building hardware products.
I'm curious why this should be. Prototyping hardware is becoming more accessible and manufacturing could always be done from China and other countries. So why is it difficult? What know-how are we talking about?