Through a glass darkly

"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." (1 Corinthians 13:12)KJV

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tripping Up the Gender Analyzer

There is this site that takes the content of a blog and "uses Artificial Intelligence to determine if a homepage is written by a man or woman."
The results?
"We think http://thruaglassdrkly.blogspot.com/ is written by a man (63%)."

Wrong, AI, I am definitely a woman. Maybe it's the high concentration of engineer-speak in my writing. My friend Laura comes up as a woman on hers. Maybe she uses more feeling-oriented language.

5 Comments:

  • At Tue Jan 27, 02:04:00 PM PST , Blogger Laura said...

    I think the poetry balances out the theologizing just enough to scooch me to 54%

     
  • At Tue Feb 03, 01:24:00 PM PST , Blogger Summer said...

    I got a 99% women written site.... lol - i guess i'm overly girly!

    http://genderanalyzer.com/?url=www.summerlynnsmith.blogspot.com

     
  • At Tue Feb 03, 01:40:00 PM PST , Blogger Summer said...

    Thanks for the comment... I hug the teens more than I ever have now!!! Can't get enough of those lil rascals!!

     
  • At Tue Mar 31, 09:37:00 AM PDT , Blogger Susan said...

    When I plugged in my site, the results were:

    We guess http://philosophicalpastor.wordpress.com is written by a man (60%), however it's quite gender neutral

    hee hee. I feel so sneaky!

     
  • At Tue Mar 31, 11:33:00 AM PDT , Blogger Ann said...

    Susan,
    It probably just assumes that anyone who is a pastor (or an engineer) is a man. This says something about the AI's gender bias. Interesting.

     

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