Very clever but somewhat creepy - I applied the 'Magic Sauce' to my facebook profile but apparently I haven't liked enough things for it to predict my behaviour. I'm now torn between going onto facebook and liking lots of things to see what it says about me, and just being happy that it can't!!
Research and software released this week suggests that computers can predict our personality traits with a higher accuracy rate than our friends, family or spouse. Should we be scared or excited by the prospect of computers using the data we share online to make informed decisions? We’ve all seen the movies where Artificial Intelligence (AI) created by and for the benefit of humans runs amok and destroys the planet. OK, so that’s not always the outcome, but are we approaching real-life scenarios of Her and Wall-E where computers fully interact with humans, knowing our likes, dislikes and reacting to our every need? Researchers at University of Cambridge’s Psychometrics Centre have created a specially coded tool which has trawled the social media interactions of volunteers and used this information to form a picture of the person’s character.