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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

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

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

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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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