Can Computers Identify the Gender with Keyboard Writing Style? With the dramatic acceleration of technological development and the emergence of many surveillance devices. We can add a computer keyboard to surveillance tools to determine exactly who you are.

According to a new study published in Digital Investigation.  Computers that study your keyboard writing method can predict whether you are a man or a woman with up to 95.6 per cent accuracy.

And what a wonder! If Facebook can recognize your face. Why can’t your keyboard recognize your writing style?

This technology is known as keystroke dynamics. Which measures bio-behavioural statistics – a field of study that measures unique patterns of human activities.

This Technology Works

This Technology Works

Computers Identify the Gender? Again What? Let’s talk about technology. This technology works with the exact mechanism as facebook’s facial recognition technology. Still, instead of forming a “calibration mode” based on the images. It monitors your keyboard clicking style.

Every time you use your keyboard, you share tens of thousands of features and information that define your identity. Measuring things you may never notice you’re doing, such as how long it takes to remove your finger from one key and then click on another key. Or how long you keep clicking on a key, plus, some programs — such as TypingDNA and ID Control ) study other details. Including how many mistakes you make, and how many times you make mistakes. While typing, how often it clicks on specific keys such as Alt-Ctrl-Shift and how usually words are deleted.

Using a program called ISqueezeU. After spending ten months collecting data for seventy-five volunteers, the researchers found that the computer system predicted the sex of volunteers with an accuracy of 78 per cent.


The researchers also found that the time between clicking the “n” button and the “o” button was the key to the solution that helped determine the gender of the volunteer. However, the program does not specify which gender uses these keys more quickly and more times.

This technique has existed since World War II. It became possible to know whether telegraph staffs were allies or enemies based on their letter-writing style, written using the morse code.

With its appearance in the 1970s, behavioural biometrics extended beyond the keyboard and became used to identify personal qualities such as walking. Sound and signature, and the way people use a mouse.

The researchers say they want to expand the small sample on which the test was conducted to see if learning to type on the keyboard. Or using one hand without the other has a more significant impact on accuracy in determining a person’s gender.

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