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Artificial intelligence determined the age of children according to the movements of their eyes.

Artificial intelligence is sometimes superiorhuman care and accuracy. This fact was once again proved by researchers from the University of Minnesota, who used machine learning to train a computer to determine the age of a child from the movements of its eyes. It turned out that by what a person pays attention in the first place, one can easily determine how old he is. It is terrible to think what artificial intelligence will be capable of after some time.

The study involved 19 children inone and a half year old, and 22 children aged 2.5 years. They were put on the device for tracking eye movements, after which they were shown different images for three seconds. For each age group, a separate heat map was carried out, which showed which objects the children of different years were looking at first. It turned out that for 1.5 year old children, it is important to look at faces first and older children pay attention to objects that you can usually touch.

All this data was used for training.neural network. Subsequently, she was given the task of determining the age of the child, knowing only the trajectory of the movements of his eyes. To the surprise of researchers, artificial intelligence gave the correct answer in 83% of cases. Well, we can say that computers have again learned something new.

Such experiments are extremely rare,as they require the participation of small children. Nevertheless, they are sometimes held, and in the course of them, researchers make very interesting discoveries. For example, it was previously believed that a person first of all pays attention to non-objects that stand out well against the general background. It turned out that in addition to this, it is also important for a person that the object has some meaning for him. So, having seen something necessary for himself, a person may not even notice something bright and eye-catching.

It's amazing what purposes only artificial intelligence is not used. The researchers even used it to improve the taste of basil - as it happened, you can read in our material.

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