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Cambridge News: Machines can predict our intelligence


Algorithms can predict a person’s intelligence based on social network photos as accurately as humans can and without faulty stereotyping, says a study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge Business School. The study, based on the Facebook profile photos of 1,122 people who had also completed IQ tests, used machine learning to find links between the social network users’ photos and their intelligence, and also asked strangers to estimate each person’s intelligence from their photo.

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