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Artificial Intelligence to Predict Roommates: Does it Really Work?


You may have heard a lot of artificial intelligence in recent years. In fact, you may be using it every day without realising. For example, Apple’s personal assistant, Siri, uses artificial intelligence to give you answers, directions and suggestions. Amazon’s Alexa is also a smart hub that you can use information, shopping and setting alarms. Even Netflix uses artificial intelligence to predict what movies and television shows you may like, based on the programmes you watch.

So, is it possible to use artificial intelligence to predict the perfect roommate? Mogeo.com’s algorithm can help you choose someone with similar traits and personality to you. This happens through an online questionnaire or quiz. The idea is that you and the potential roommate answer the same set of questions and if you match, this will increase the percentage of compatibility to live together. It’s a great way to see if you’re similar in your thinking process.

Including a link to our questionnaire on your roommate advertisement is a good idea. Somebody who is viewing or responding to your advert can take the quiz and you’ll be able to see the results. The algorithm will work out your compatibility and you can use this in your decision making. It’s simple and it can help you rule out people that don’t look compatible with you on paper.

Choosing the wrong flatmate can be bad consequences. Living with other people can be hard, especially if you don’t have the same morals and opinions. It can make your home life uncomfortable. But if you do get along with your roommate, it can change your life in a positive way. You can have someone to hang out with on the weekends, as well as not get into any arguments over the washing up or any bills you’ve got to pay.

Does artificial intelligence really work when it comes to predicting roommates? Absolutely. The real question is, why not try it out for yourself?

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