“[B]y changing our thinking about personality, we might change our ability to change.” Personality traits, such as shyness, are seen by many to be unchanging; it’s just how we were born. However, research suggests that change isn’t as impossible as we make it out to be. Personality seems to be influenced by our values, so by changing what we value in life (such as wanting to fit in), we might be able to change the unchangeable.
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An artificial intelligence model built by Ishanu Chattopadhyay and his colleagues analysed crime data in Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and managed to predict future levels of crime down to the nearest 300 metres, a week before they actually happened. While extremely useful, this artificial intelligence has been shown to expose racial prejudice in law enforcement. Hopefully, as the study’s data and methodology have been made available for others to evaluate, these prejudices can be avoided in the next iteration. Read full article here