Instagram Can Identify Depression Better Than Doctors, Study Says | Fortune.com

It’s often said that eyes are a window into the soul. Instagram, it turns out, can be that window, too, as researchers say they’ve developed an algorithm that uses posts on the social media network to identify depression more effectively than doctors can. Chris Danforth of the University of Vermont and Andrew Reece of Harvard University published their findings Tuesday in the EPJ Data Science journal. The tool they built to scan Instagram posts, they said, could accurately identify depression in 70% of their study’s participants. Doctors, on the contrary, are successful only 42% of the time.

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