Remember Ken Jennings?
Of course you remember Ken Jennings.
How could you forget Ken Jennings?
Ken Jennings…the guy who won Jeopardy a whopping 74 times in a row?
Did you know there’s a supercomputer version of Ken Jennings?
Remember hearing about this?
IBM built this mega-powerful computer called Watson.
To show how fast and adaptable it is, they made it play Jeopardy.
I mean, they put it on the show for three nights.
How do you think it did?
Do you think it did Ken Jennings good?
It manhandled its human opponents. It ripped their souls out and crushed them.
Watson, as it turns out, is pretty smart.
And just recently, I learned something new about Watson.
You can meet Watson.
I met Watson this week.
When they brought Watson back from filming Jeopardy, I guess someone plugged it into the internet because anyone can access parts of Watson online.
I stumbled onto a pretty interesting part of Watson.
The part I discovered is a little tool that spits out a personality assessment based on your writing style.
You feed it a writing sample and it gives you back an assessment of your personality.
It looked easy enough…all I had to do was cut-and-paste something I’d written into a little window on Watson’s page and in less than a second I had my results.
Watson slices and dices the information in a few different ways, but the most useful is a short narrative.
Here’s what Watson said about me:
“You are a bit inconsiderate and somewhat critical.”
Watson don’t play!
Right off the bat I can’t figure out if Watson is nailing this thing…or just being a dick.
I guess we’ll have to read more to see.
Either way, I think I’m going to make “a bit inconsiderate and somewhat critical” my Twitter bio.
It goes on…
“You are unconcerned with art: you are less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys. You are laid-back: you appreciate a relaxed pace in life. And you are intermittent: you have a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time.”
“You are motivated to seek out experiences that provide a strong feeling of efficiency.”
“You are relatively unconcerned with tradition: you care more about making your own path than following what others have done. You consider independence to guide a large part of what you do: you like to set your own goals to decide how to best achieve them.”
I’d say a lot…not all…of the rest of that sounds like me.
But how does Watson get that from a writing sample?
I have no idea.
It’s computer magic.
But I’ll tell you this…
I’m honestly impressed.
Want to get in on the fun? Want to see what Watson says about YOU?
To access Watson’s Personality Insights tool, CLICK HERE.