Anmol Madan, a MTI student, has created software that can tell you whether the person you’re speaking to, on the phone or in-person, is a potential match. If used on a cell phone the software will tell you if the person is a jerk – hence the nickname ‘jerk-o-meter.’ The software has also been used to predict, with 95% accuracy, whether speed-daters will exchange numbers.
While it may be a helpful tool if used in conjunction with your own intuition and judgement, do you really want some software to tell you who to date? What if a software patch comes out after you say ‘no’ to a ‘jerk’ only to find out he or she isn’t really a jerk after all?!