• AI algorithm over 70% accurate at guessing a person’s political orientation

    Procedure used to predict political orientation from facial images. Credit: Scientific Reports (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-79310-1 A team of researchers at Stanford University has developed an AI algorithm that proved to be slightly over 70% accurate at guessing a person’s political affiliation after studying a single photograph. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the group describes building and testing their algorithm and how well it worked. Quite often, people wear hats, t-shirts or buttons to declare their political affiliations, particularly during election cycles. But they may also be announcing their affiliation in ways that they are unaware of—through their facial expressions—at least, according to work done by the…