New Software Predicts Personality Using A Selfie

Posted: May 24 2016, 1:59pm CDT | by , Updated: May 24 2016, 2:12pm CDT, in News | Technology News

New Software Predicts Personality Using a Selfie
Credit: Faception

There are so many apps that have facial recognition capabilities, but most of us use them to send selfies to our friends instead of anything productive. Faception changes that and makes the most out of our smartphones. The software uses a combination of tools to identify personality traits by looking at his or her face. From just looking at the places of your face, your lips, and your eyes, the software can pick out people who are intelligent, people who are dangerous, and people that are just downright normal.

The app uses computer vision and machine learning to analyze a person's face and offer insight into someone's intelligence and personality. Shai Gilboa, Faception chief executive, said to the Daily Mail: "We understand the human much better than other humans understand each other. Our personality is determined by our DNA and reflected in our face. It's a kind of signal."

The Israeli startup had to go through many trials to test the accuracy. The software correctly identified nine of the 11 attackers involved in the recent terrorist attack on Paris - and only three of those 11 people had a criminal record before the attacks.

As part of the trials, Faception searched through a database for 27 poker players and was able to find 25 of them. They also identified four of the seven players who were able to make it to the final round of the tournament and identify two out of the final three people in the competition.

They were able to identify people in other groups with over 80% accuracy, including several high IQ individuals, academics, white-collar offenders, and MMA fighters.

For each group of people, the company found a common facial feature. They did this by finding common denominators after looking at images of people known to belong to a particular group. The software then looks for that feature in those who use the app.

Take a look at the video below to find out more:

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