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IBM’s AI Photobooth Prints Portraits That Reflect Subjects’ Unique Personalities
By Dorothy Tan, 17 Oct 2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly emerging from sci-fi fantasy to become a reality—the Cognitive Photo Booth is a case in point as it seeks to answer the question, “Can a machine know people better than they know themselves?”
Powered by IBM’s AI computing system, Watson, this futuristic photo booth creates data-driven portraits of the people who use it—to generate your portrait, you would have to sit down and have a friendly chat with Watson.
Using Speech to Text and Tone Analyzer APIs, Watson would be able to analyze the subject’s answers to his questions, which include “Who is your favorite artist, and why?”, “What is your favorite morning ritual?” and “What did you want to be when you grew up, and why?”
Watson’s would then create a custom portrait of the subject based on the perceived strength of five traits in his or her personality—the five traits are namely “Agreeableness”, “Openness”, “Extraversion”, “Conscientiousness” and “Anxiousness.”
The result of this experiment is a unique, gallery sized portrait made up of the symbols that represents the five personality traits.
Watch the video below to find out how the Cognitive Photo Booth works—you can also read more about it here.
[via Bastien Baumann]
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