Kaggle’s algorithms show machines are getting good at judging humans.

Kaggle’s algorithms show machines are getting too good at judging humans http://t.co/sltVPexI

Regular readers will know I’m fascinated by research and technology that has computers understanding human behavior. My interest is personal, but also professionally I’m interested in how these technologies can be adapted to take some of the more boring work out of some types of production.

The article presents two more data points. I’ll just post the summaries.

An algorithm is no less reliable at scoring essays than the average teacher. 


With only 140 characters, data scientists and statisticians can get a strong sense for your personality. That’s fairly worrying, considering that this information could get into the wrong hands.

Make of it what you will.