Biometric system recognizes a person's political views

To train the algorithm, psychologist from Stanford University (USA) Michael Kosinski used

pictures of over a million people from the USA, Canada andGreat Britain, as well as data on their gender, age and political views. The pictures were taken from Facebook profiles of people, as well as from an online dating service.

Based on the images, 2,000 features were identified that distinguish people by political orientation. However, the algorithm has learned to single out only liberals and conservatives.

The specified methodology is similar to the one used in physiognomy.

Now the algorithm works only with residents of the USA, Canada and the UK. In the future, the author expects to use it in other countries as well.

Earlier, Kosinski created a system that uses similar algorithms to determine a person's sexual orientation.

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