Artificial Intelligence can Predict Your Personality by Scanning Your Eyes

“The eyes are windows to the soul”, said Cicero. he uttered it and it became true. Can you guess what I’m saying? Here’s a big news discovered that artificial intelligence can predict your personality type just by watching your eyes. Isn’t it amazing? Well it’s shocking too that robots have taken over tasks and behaviors only human beings were capable of.

A joint project between the University of South Australia and the University of Stuttgart had an artificial intelligence track. They took 42 human participants and did research on them. The eye movements of those 42 human participants were monitored by using a video-based eye-tracker. The researchers then cross-checked the findings with regular, well-established questionnaires.

Out of the “big five” personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism), the artificial intelligence was able to recognize four: neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness.

According to the study, this is the first time eye movements have been used to identify personality traits, which is very interesting. According to Tobias Loetscher from the University of South Australia, it’s a way out to improve human-machine interactions which is probably a good thing for the future.

He said that today’s robots and computers are not socially aware, so they cannot adapt to non-verbal cues. This research provides opportunities to develop robots and computers so that they can become more natural, and better at interpreting human’s social signals.

In future, robots will be able to predict much more about us other than our personality. So, hello and welcome to the future.


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