Researchers have created a machine that checks Instagram photos to diagnose depression and other mental illnesses.
Social media can give insights into a person’s mental state and personal life. A new study conducted by Andrew Reece of Harvard University and Chris Danforth of the University of Vermont suggests that there is a connection between usage of color and the mental state of a person.
The researchers believe that people who post grayer or darker colored images on Instagram are more likely to be depressed in comparison to those who post images of vibrant colors. The researchers have also developed a machine that spots depression in people by identifying the images posted by individuals.