Hardly a day since I wrote on Satire Detection, I happen to stumble upon Flirtation detection!
Coming to think of it, in a way, may be this is good. It will help those people who are vulnerable to deception. And for the deceiving folks, it will help them escape the guilt etc etc, since the machine is now there to expose them 😛 Its always the machine’s fault now, if the deceived can’t realize the real intentions of the deceiving. Win-Win situation for both the parties involved.
A friend was commenting on developing a mobile phone software with flirt detection enabled – which will save lot of time for both the parties. But, Iam not revealing his name here because all the mobile companies, which literally survive on these long phone calls and long distance relationships will attack him for giving such a blasphemous idea 😉
And the perennial romantic’s view: What the hell is all these? There will be no value for emotional intelligence with such ideas becoming implementable. How nice will that feeling of “getting blind folded by love” be? how sweet and sour that suffering can be? how cold that indifference can be…how cool can those sweet nothings be…aha! ignorance is bliss!!! I dont want these tools.
A pessimist’s view : No no no no no. AI has no future. AI can’t do anything. AI just shows you multi-colour dreams. The typical Prof. Y way.
The Optimist says: Who knows? This might infact benefit us. Why should we think only of the negitive side? Lots of innocent people can be saved from the clutches of those people of deceit!
Me says: Lite le lo yaar! Long way to go! Perhaps, they will never go to that extent. Think like me, not like a scientist in a sci-fi movie.
Frankly speaking, I am a split personality. So, all the above said views are mine. But, I don’t know the names of those splits. When I am me, I am me 😛
Here it is, the actual paper: It’s Not You, It’s Me: Detecting Flirting and Its Misperception in Speed-Dates
At anyrate, beware, all those deceptive lovers. You might have tough time in the future 😉