DeepSense claims analysing Twitter feeds predicts employee viability


The internet provides employers with the opportunity to learn an unprecedented amount about prospective employees by searching social media feeds and other postings. By 2018, DeepSense was taking this a step further by analysing individual's Twitter feeds to predict their personality and employment viability. A journalist trying the service learned that he was "47% anxious", with a "low" potential for stability, and will "run out of patience with lack of achievement or direction". While the service's assessment seemed like a reasonable approximation of the previous few months of his Twitter feed, that's a long way from representing him fully as a human being.

writer: Derek Mead

Publication: Motherboard

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