This Algorithm Will Predict How Humans Greet Each Other

This Algorithm Will Predict How Humans Greet Each Other

An MIT project is learning to predict how humans will interact upon first meeting based on patterns from over 600 hours of TV footage

Laura Yan
  • 27 june 2016

MIT’s CSAIL team has created an algorithm that can predict how two humans will greet each other, based on hours of footage from popular TV shows like The Office and Desperate Housewives.

The algorithm can predict whether two people will hug, kiss, shake hands or high five, mimicking humans’ innate ability to predict interactions based on experience.

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