Researchers build AI to detect depression from your Instagram photos

Instagram logoHow do you tell if someone’s depressed? Or if you’re depressed? Sometimes you might not know that you’re depressed, but it seems that researchers from Harvard and the University of Vermont have developed an AI that will be able to tell if someone’s depressed just by looking at their Instagram photos.

By using “color analysis, metadata components, and algorithmic face detection”, the AI was able to correctly identify people who have been diagnosed with depression 70% of the time. It was also able to pick out depression based on the filters that were used. Apparently people who feel depressed tend to lean more towards bluer, grayer, and darker tones, with filters like Inkwell and Crema being used the most.

Researchers build AI to detect depression from your Instagram photos

Happier individuals are said to favor brighter colors and favor Valencia and the X-Pro II filters more. However before you get all excited about Instagram being a possible source to diagnose depression, the researchers suggesting that “these findings suggest new avenues for early screening and detection of mental illness,” and that “the findings reported here should not be taken as enduring facts.”

In the meantime if you’re so inclined, you can check out the study in full here, but what do you guys think? Have you noticed that some people’s Instagram photos tend to feel a bit more depressing than others based on the filters they’ve chosen?

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Instagram, social networks, technologies

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)