IBM’s Watson can analyse your personality based on your writings… and for me it was spot on!

The IBM Watson Personality Insights service uses linguistic analytics to extract a spectrum of cognitive and social characteristics from the text data that a person generates through blogs, tweets, forum posts, and more.

Go try it for yourself here: https://watson-pi-demo.mybluemix.net/

IBM’s gigantic super smart computer Watson can now analyse your personality based on your writing. Give it between 3000 and 6000 words of your personally reflective opinions and thoughts, and it will whiz bang you better than any personality test I have seen. I highly recommend reading The Secret Life of Pronouns, by: James Pennebaker which was used in the Watson analyses.

What did Watson have to say about me?

“You are heartfelt.

You are empathetic: you feel what others feel and are compassionate towards them. You are assertive: you tend to speak up and take charge of situations, and you are comfortable leading groups. And you are proud: you hold yourself in high regard, satisfied with who you are.

You are motivated to seek out experiences that provide a strong feeling of well-being.

You are relatively unconcerned with tradition: you care more about making your own path than following what others have done. You consider helping others to guide a large part of what you do: you think it is important to take care of the people around you.”

*Compared to most people who participated in our surveys.
Rock on Watson!
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Bot chat is like most chat, even bots miscommunicate

Here is a video of two bots having a chat by Igor Labutov, Jason Yosinski, and Hod Lipson of the Cornell Creative Machines Lab. I find it wonderful that two bots, created by man and machine, still have the same issues communicating that most of the world does. In fact if you try to read into it and blow the metaphors out of proportion you see how this robo chatter can relate to the entire history of the western world, just think like an undergrad, I know you can do it.

Really do watch the video its so funny.

Check out the original engadget post that Cora Albrecht shared on G+, after all that’s where I learned of this cool thing.