Thursday, 1 April 2021

Smile for AI


An interesting AI development relates to the Dunning-Kruger effect. 

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a hypothetical cognitive bias stating that people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability.

A deep learning AI system has uncovered a relationship between the human face and Dunning-Kruger. Of particular interest was that by far the most significant correlation was one where people are smiling. The correlation turned out to be particularly strong when the research was restricted to a limited number of familiar public figures who often smile in public situations.

This new research indicates that for some people in some situations, a smile does indeed suggest that the person behind the smile grossly overestimates their own ability. I’m not sure how reliable it is, but the findings are certainly interesting.


Sam Vega said...

She seems to be checking his pulse, for some reason.

wiggiatlarge said...

The smile or cackle as it is in Kamala Harris's case disguises the fact she knows bugger all about anything and has found it useful to avoid actually answering any questions.
She was also probably laughing when Sleepy Joe fell up the stairs last week, but that would be for an entirely different reason!

A K Haart said...

Sam - and wondering how to raise it just far enough.

Wiggia - you are right, I don't think she's ever demonstrated anything but ignorance.

Doonhamer said...

He has a very oddly shaped thumb joint.
And there is something wrong with the number of fingers, and/or how they are bent. Zoom in.
Nevertheless I think she is just humoring (sic) him.
"Oh, Mr. President, how strong you are. Beat me at arm wrestling, again!"

A K Haart said...

Doonhamer - yes it's a strange handshake with an uncountable number of digits, but could it be the equivalent of a Masonic handshake?