AI Can Watch Your Eye Movements to Read Your Personality
According to new research, AI can track your eye movements to tell your personality. Researchers from the University of South Australia in partnership with the University of Stuttgart, Flinders University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Germany,
Researchers tracked the eye movements of 42 participants as they did everyday tasks around a university campus, then assessed their personality traits using a questionnaire. Since the research was conducted in an open, real world setting instead of a laboratory setting, it also provided more natural responses. The machine-learning algorithms reliably recognized neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness based on the subjects’ eye movements.
“Thanks to our machine-learning approach, we not only validate the role of personality in explaining eye movement in everyday life, but also reveal new eye movement characteristics as predictors of personality traits,” said Loetscher.