Artificial Intelligence Scores Presidential Candidates Based On Emotions, Finds Them Wanting

Being in New Zealand is quite nice a lot of the time. Other than Auckland’s housing market of course. We have a lovely position in which we can observe what’s going on in the world without being hugely affected, for the most part. Take the US Presidential election, for example. It’s fascinating (and a bit scary) watching it happen over there. Evidently, four graduate students from Columbia University’s Data Science Institute think the same (although it obviously affects them slightly more) and developed an AI program to read the candidates’ emotions. Called ‘Debate in (E)Motion’, the program ‘watches’ the debate, takes a snapshot every five seconds then produces a score on how it recognised a set of emotions. Quartz created a few visualizations for the data, taken from the first debate:…


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