Pickups versus sedans: Google’s Street View can predict political leanings

20 Dec
Google Street View Image, San Francsico, CaliforniaA team at Stanford is using Google Street View images to successfully predict election results. Aside from the sheer vastness of information publicly available on Google, the big takeaway is that a preponderance of sedans indicates that a given area is likely to vote democratic, while pickup trucks indicate republican leanings. And the imminent...