This AI can tell whether you’re liberal or conservative based on your car

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Aside from political bumper stickers — or maybe a big, colorful peace sign on the bumper of a Volkswagen bus — you might not think your car says all that much about your political leanings. You'd be wrong. A new AI algorithm built by researchers at Stanford uses Google Street View to check out the cars on the road in any neighborhood and uses that data to determine whether the neighborhood is liberal or conservative.

The system makes its own observations within Google Street View and then combines that information with the latest demographic statistics and voting data. The AI then averages it all out to guess what the typical resident of any block might be like, including age, race, household income, and level of education. From that, the computer can use the latest presidential voting trends to surmise whether the individual would lean left or right.

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