AI Can Now Determine the Person's Traits by Eye Movements

50 students from the Flinders University took part in the study: 42 women and 8 men
31 July 2018   686

A group of researchers was able to teach artificial intelligence to reveal the traits of a person by the movements of the eyes. The accuracy of the determination varies depending on the line. Neuronet recognized extraversion in 48.6% of cases, conviction in 45.9% and neuroticism in 40.3%. With such features as openness and curiosity, AI cope somewhat worse. This is reported by VentureBeat.

The relationship between eye movements and character traits was known for a long time. However, previously the data were collected exclusively in the laboratory. In this study, scientists set out to make records in the field.

In addition, traditionally collected data was processed manually. Artificial intelligence to perform this work was used for the first time.

To obtain the necessary information, 50 students from the Flinders University were selected: 42 women and 8 men. Their personal characteristics were determined with the help of three profiling tests: NEO Five-Factor Inventory, Perceptual Curiosity and Curiosity and Exploration Inventory. Then the subjects were asked to walk along the campus of the university for 10 minutes and acquire the subject of their choice. The recording of eye movements was carried out using SensoMotoric Instruments equipment and mobile phones.

All collected data were processed by a neural network. The accuracy of the determination did not exceed 50%, however, the researchers consider this a good result. According to the specialists who conducted the research, if you use more data for training, it will be possible to improve the result.

The work carried out made it possible to expand knowledge about the relationship of eye movements with personality traits. It was found, for example, that the diameter of the pupils is closely related to neuroticism.

Software developers have already tried to make the user's eye movement part of the interface. The FacePause extension for Google Chrome pauses the video on YouTube if the viewer turns away from the computer.

Python to be Language of 2018 According to TIOBE

According to experts, Python has become an integral part of many IT-spheres, including AI
09 January 2019   343

TIOBE experts called Python the programming language of 2018 - according to them, Python has become an integral part of many IT-spheres. It is leader of use at statistics, artificial intelligence systems development, scripts and system tests, and is still widely used in web development and scientific computing.

By the way, Python reached this peak for the third time - none of the languages ​​showed this result.

TIOBE Languages of the Year List
TIOBE Languages of the Year List

TIOBE experts summed up not only the whole year, but also the month. Returning to the top three in December, in January, Python continued to push C ++, although the last time it lost ground fairly quickly.

MATLAB changed places with Ruby: the first one rose to the 11th line, the second one dropped to 18. TypeScript took off as much as 118 points and took the 49th place. F # lost two dozen points, and Alice lost all four.

Tiobe Index Jan 2019 to Jan 2018 Compare
Tiobe Index Jan 2019 to Jan 2018 Compare

Kotlin started the year with a positive. The language has risen to 31st place, and experts believe that in 2019 it will enter the top 20.