Gender Genie

“an algorithm intended to predict the gender of an author by analyzing writing style. Simply enter a few lines of text and click submit.”

I’ve read a few articles on this topic before which seemed to indicate this wasn’t possible, and so I had to try it out. First attempt it asserted that my submission was by a female, second one by a male. And it seems this is pretty much par for the course; of the 42287 total responses since August 15, 2003, it appears to have been right 49.87% of the time. Wow. Almost 50%.

-via [elearnspace blog] and [Kairosnews]

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Gender Genie