A predictable random thought

Can human beings be random? Machine learning is influencing more and more public and corporate services and products with its ability to review and test a seemingly infinite number of scenarious and behaviours. Yet people are inheretly uncomfortable with the idea that they are not unique – that can can be categorised, labeled, and ultimately their behaviour predicted to some extent.

Ilya Perederiy has built a simple but complex web application to test how predictable a person can be. Simple in that it asks you to either tap left or right on your keyboard, but complex as it analyses previous inputs to predict what your next keystroke will be?

Try it yourself and see how predictable you are: https://www.expunctis.com/2019/03/07/Not-so-random.html

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I am Tom Steel, I live in Sussex and work in digital services in London.
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