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Google Street View can predict how you will vote

Advances in AI are helping researchers to get and analyse data from large quantities of images

Researchers analyse reams of images to predict things such as political leanings.

"This kind of social analysis using image data is a new tool to draw insights." - Timnit Gebru, who led the Stanford research effort.

New York

WHAT vehicle is most strongly associated with Republican voting districts? Extended-cab pickup trucks. For Democratic districts? Sedans.

Those conclusions may not be particularly surprising. After all, market researchers and political analysts have studied such things for...

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