There are thousands of singles from the around the world looking for a long term relationship.
Culture Bytes is a semi monthly seminar organized by the Utah Cultural Alliance and Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP).
They are one hour and held Wednesdays at noon at the Utah Arts Alliance’s Art Hub in Salt Lake City (663 W 100 S). Get one-on-one time with journalists covering the arts, culture, and humanities at our October Culture Bytes!
Afterward, the participants rated their interactions, indicating level of interest in and sexual attraction to each person they met.
Joel and her colleagues used a cutting-edge machine learning algorithm to test whether it was possible to predict unique romantic desire based on participants’ questionnaire responses and before the individuals met. They found it was possible to predict the overall tendency for someone to like and to be liked by others — but not which two particular people were a match.
I didn’t expect we would find zero.” It would be great if people were able to circumvent the hassle and heartache of the dating process by entering information into a computer and having it produce the perfect soul mate, Joel said.