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Using Deep Learning to Predict Demographics from Mobile Phone Metadata
Bjarke Felbo, Pål Sundsøy, Alex 'Sandy' Pentland, Sune Lehmann, Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye
Feb 13, 2016 (modified: Feb 13, 2016)ICLR 2016 workshop submissionreaders: everyone
Abstract:Mobile phone metadata are increasingly used to study human behavior at large-scale. There has recently been a growing interest in predicting demographic information from metadata. Previous approaches relied on hand-engineered features. We here apply, for the first time, deep learning methods to mobile phone metadata using a convolutional network. Our method provides high accuracy on both age and gender prediction. These results show great potential for deep learning approaches for prediction tasks using standard mobile phone metadata.