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Cambridge Business Magazine: ‘Smart’ photos can be deceiving


A study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science, says algorithms can predict a person’s intelligence based on social network photos as accurately as humans can and without faulty stereotyping. “Hiring managers often look at social media profile photos before inviting people to interview, so they should be aware that such photos can give a skewed impression of a person’s intelligence,” David said.

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