Track description

As part of the speeds interviews project, we are organizing a challenge track on “first impressions”, in which participants will develop solutions for recognizing personality traits of users in short video sequences. We made available a large newly collected data set sponsored by Microsoft of at least 10,000 15-second videos collected from YouTube, annotated with personality traits by AMT workers. The traits will correspond to the “big five” personality traits used in psychology and well known of hiring managers using standardized personality profiling: Extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience. As is known, the first impression made is highly important in many contexts, such as human resourcing or job interviews. This work could become very relevant to training young people to present themselves better by changing their behavior in simple ways. The participants who obtain the best results in the challenge will be invited to submit a paper to the workshop.

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

A more detailed information is provided on the data section of the competition.


Provided Resources

  • Scripts: With the data, the organizers provides a set of scripts to facilitate the access to the data and use the evaluation metrics. More information is provided on the data page.
  • Contact: In order to clarify any doubt or to ask general assistance, you can contact the organizers at or use the forum on data description page.


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