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Watson Analyzes This: Bel Air Sour

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IBM’s Watson computer system, which you may remember from the decidedly one-sided man vs. machine Jeopardy! series when it was first unveiled, is now trying its hand as a psychoanalyst. Personality Insights takes sample text and returns a “spectrum of cognitive and social characteristics.” With Watson Analyzes This, we see what Watson has to say about our beers from their Beers Page description, then run our own, human-powered analysis of its work.

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On the Couch: Bel Air Sour
Favorite Television Show: Golden Girls (we were surprised, too.)
Preferred Party: Beach
Life of the Party Status: Unquestionable

Watson Says: 
You are generous, confident and active. You are hard to embarrass and are self-confident most of the time. You are self-controlled: you have control over your desires, which are not particularly intense. And you are outgoing: you make friends easily and feel comfortable around other people.

Your choices are driven by a desire for self-expression. You consider both helping others and independence to guide a large part of what you do. You think it is important to take care of the people around you. And you like to set your own goals to decide how to best achieve them.

Above Average at Brooklyn Brewery 4-14-16.

Dr. Rozmus Says:
Good work, Watson! I swear, this nice weather must be getting to you. This is easily your most optimistic analysis yet. Though, to be fair, that could be another affect of Bel Air.

Self confidence, charm, generosity: yes, yes, and darn tootin’ right! Bel Air is the like the person who shows up at the party and ends up DJing it, but everyone is happy about it and impressed by their music selection. They’ve mastered the art of having a subway conversation without irritating the people nearby. They do charity work, but they don’t brag about it. The best kind of person (or beer, whatever) to have around, really.

Stars and garters, Watson, I’m proud of you for finally looking on the bright side! Now, do you have any idea what sort of “garter” that expression is referring to?

  • OQT

    I can see it now AI Watson helping the psychiatrists with their own patients. Have a 24/7 line for AI Watson to help and he gains more knowledge on human nature. Got to love DARPA and their project LifeLog. Study of human nature for AI and great way is through social networking.

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