Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 30, 2015

Computers Can Easily Tell If You’re Psychotic

I don’t think this is necessarily a radical breakthrough. You can easily tell if someone is nuts based on how they communicate, so a computer could obviously be used to analyze an individual’s writing to determine their mental state. Or you could just check their browser history and see how much time they spend on sites like Facebook.

Researchers used an algorithm to root out such "jarring disruptions" in otherwise ordinary speech. Their semantic analysis measured coherence and two syntactic markers of speech complexityآ—including the length of a sentence and how many clauses it entailed.