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Computer-based personality judgments are more accurate than those made by humans

#artificialintelligence

Judging others' personalities is an essential skill in successful social living, as personality is a key driver behind people's interactions, behaviors, and emotions. Although accurate personality judgments stem from social-cognitive skills, developments in machine learning show that computer models can also make valid judgments. This study compares the accuracy of human and computer-based personality judgments, using a sample of 86,220 volunteers who completed a 100-item personality questionnaire. We show that (i) computer predictions based on a generic digital footprint (Facebook Likes) are more accurate (r 0.56) than those made by the participants' Facebook friends using a personality questionnaire (r 0.49); (ii) computer models show higher interjudge agreement; and (iii) computer personality judgments have higher external validity when predicting life outcomes such as substance use, political attitudes, and physical health; for some outcomes, they even outperform the self-rated personality scores. Computers outpacing humans in personality judgment presents significant opportunities and challenges in the areas of psychological assessment, marketing, and privacy.


Computer-based personality judgments are more accurate than those made by humans

#artificialintelligence

Judging others' personalities is an essential skill in successful social living, as personality is a key driver behind people's interactions, behaviors, and emotions. Although accurate personality judgments stem from social-cognitive skills, developments in machine learning show that computer models can also make valid judgments. This study compares the accuracy of human and computer-based personality judgments, using a sample of 86,220 volunteers who completed a 100-item personality questionnaire. We show that (i) computer predictions based on a generic digital footprint (Facebook Likes) are more accurate (r 0.56) than those made by the participants' Facebook friends using a personality questionnaire (r 0.49); (ii) computer models show higher interjudge agreement; and (iii) computer personality judgments have higher external validity when predicting life outcomes such as substance use, political attitudes, and physical health; for some outcomes, they even outperform the self-rated personality scores. Computers outpacing humans in personality judgment presents significant opportunities and challenges in the areas of psychological assessment, marketing, and privacy.


Given How Technology Is Now Replacing Office Jobs, Why Is Emotional Intelligence Valued?

Forbes - Tech

Why does HR put so much emphasis on an employee's EQ, especially at a time when robots and AI are on the verge of replacing human workforce? EQ has been increasing in importance for work performance for a long time, ever since humans first began to cooperate to bring down large woolly mammoths. As technology progressively out-competes and replaces human muscle and cognition, the focus on EQ will only increase. One of the few things where we are still a lot better than machines - and therefore not likely to be replaced soon - is in relating to other humans. Simple transactional social interactions (buying, selling) require minimal EQ and are easily automated - hence the slow death of human-based retail.


Social Attitudes and Personalities in Agents

AAAI Conferences

We describe a system (GOLEM) which is aimed at formalising, implementing and experimenting different kinds and levels of social cooperation, represented by different social attitudes or personality traits. First, we examine why personalities in agents are needed and what they are. Second, we propose our definition of the two basic elements of Multi Agent cooperative activity (Delegation and Adoption), explaining how they are related to the agent's level of autonomy and of cooperativeness. Then, we present how we formalise these levels of Delegation and Adoption in terms of agents' personality traits or attitudes, and we outline how they can be organised in reasonable personalities and interesting interactive situations. Finally, we show how these traits and attitudes are involved in deciding what to do both proactively and in response to the other's social action, and in reasoning about the other's mind. Why Do Agents Need Personalities? Agents endowed with personalities or personality traits, characters, imtividual attitudes, etc. are spreading around in various domains (Cohen and Levesque,1990; Lomborg, 1994; Hayes-Roth,1995; de Rosis et a1,1996; Cesta et al, 1996; Loyall and Bates,1997).


Does relationship compatibility depend on your GENES? Researcher claims DNA could affect marriage

Daily Mail - Science & tech

How important is it to consider a romantic partner's genetic profile before getting married? It is logical to think that genetic factors may underlie many traits already used by matching sites - like personality and empathy - which many assume could promote initial chemistry and long-term potential in specific couples. So it is perhaps not surprising that there are now websites that combine genetic testing and matchmaking. But does matching intimate partners on the basis of specific genes have any scientific foundation? It is logical to think that genetic factors may underlie many traits already used by matching sites - like personality and empathy - which many assume could promote initial chemistry and long-term potential in specific couples.