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IBM's Watson analyzed 'Star Wars' and reached some fascinating conclusions

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One of IBM Watson's many talents is analyzing personality traits by looking at written text.

The supercomputer assesses traits based on the popular Big Five test, which rates subjects for extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience. It can also identify different tones such as fear, joy, confidence, and openness. These skills have been used to do everything from assist customer service agents in analyzing how their phone calls went to providing dating tips.

We tested out Watson last week on the "Harry Potter" universe and were wowed by its conclusions.

This week, we worked with IBM researcher Vinith Misra to analyze the "Star Wars" original trilogy screenplays. (Because let's be honest, the rest don't count.) Keep reading to see the findings.

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Jedi are the least neurotic characters.

"If you look at neuroticism you see something really interesting — the Jedi characters are the least neurotic," Misra told Tech Insider. "Yoda is one of the least neurotic characters. Even Vader isn't that neurotic."

That's right, don't forget Vader was a Jedi first before he became a Sith Lord.



Unsurprisingly, the most neurotic character was C-3PO.

We're not surprised at all that Watson picked up that C-3PO was the most neurotic with his endless worrying throughout all of the films. But what is interesting is that Han actually ranked third in neuroticism, right behind Luke.

Han definitely gives off a cool exterior, but considering he's been in quite a few binds (being a carbonite fridge must be stressful) it does make some sense.



Obi-Wan ranks highest for intellect and modesty and last in immoderation and cheerfulness.

"It's Jedi stereotypes that come up here — the zen-like equanimity," Misra explained. "You're gonna be less friendly and open."



See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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