Scientists have advanced a new artificial intelligence system that can track a person’s eye activities to classify their personality type. ‘State-of-the-art machine-learning’ algorithms are used to establish a link amid personality and eye movements by the researchers, with those from the University of Stuttgart in Germany and Flinders University in Australia. Their findings show that people’s eye movements disclose whether they are sociable, conscientious or inquisitive, with the algorithm software consistently identifying four of the Big Five Personality Traits:

  • Neuroticism
  • Extroversion
  • Agreeableness
  • Conscientiousness

Researchers pursued the eye activities of 42 applicants as they commenced everyday tasks around a university campus and successively their personality traits using well-established surveys. To provide significant insights into evolving fields of social signal processing and social robotics, it offers new links between formerly under-investigated eye movements and personality traits. Tobias Loetscher, of the University of South Australia, said, “There is surely a lot of potentials for these findings to advance human-machine communications. People are always looking for invention in modified services.” These days, robots and computers are not publicly aware, so they cannot acclimate to non-verbal prompts. This research provides prospects to develop robots and computers so that they can become more regular and better at understanding human social signals. The findings also provide an imperative bridge between firmly measured laboratory studies of natural eye activities in real-world environments.

The development of Artificial Intelligence could spell the end of the human race!

– Stephen Hawking

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