Joe Crawford
Web developer & user interface engineer
Tinkering with the web since 1996

email: joe@artlung.com · twitter: @artlung
San Diego, California, USA
aka joecrawford.com

Programming Tinder 2015 Feb 11

WOW. Go read: AUTOMATING TINDER WITH EIGENFACES

This is some straightforward, and yet entirely brilliant programming. This person took his prior Tinder choices, made an aggregate of “yes” and “no” swipes, then used the official Tinder APIs to automate his selections. This is kind of Artificial Intelligence, though a better term might be “expert system” (distilling what an expert knows into a piece of software, in this case the expertise is “what a person found attractive on Tinder”) and what it does is execute those decisions.

What’s astonishing is that all of this used off-the shelf and open source technology. Only Tinder is proprietary. All the rest of this are libraries anyone could use.

The modern age is not what I expected, but it most certainly contains artificial intelligence, though it’s less hyperintelligent HAL 9000 and more “personal assistant.”

via waxy.org

Moreover, the programmer made the whole thing available on GitHub. https://github.com/crockpotveggies/tinderbo.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 8:58am in 2015 in February. The 11th was a Wednesday. You are reading this 4 years later. Make a public comment. There are no comments Tweet. Direct message. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

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