Skip to comments.Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'
Posted on 09/11/2017 2:37:48 PM PDT by Ennis85
A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its software recognises facial features relating to sexual orientation that are not perceived by human observers. The work has been accused of being "dangerous" and "junk science". But the scientists involved say these are "knee-jerk" reactions. Details of the peer-reviewed project are due to be published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
For their study, the researchers trained an algorithm using the photos of more than 14,000 white Americans taken from a dating website. They used between one and five of each person's pictures and took people's sexuality as self-reported on the dating site. The researchers said the resulting software appeared to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual men and women. In one test, when the algorithm was presented with two photos where one picture was definitely of a gay man and the other heterosexual, it was able to determine which was which 81% of the time. With women, the figure was 71%. "Gay faces tended to be gender atypical," the researchers said. "Gay men had narrower jaws and longer noses, while lesbians had larger jaws." But their software did not perform as well in other situations, including a test in which it was given photos of 70 gay men and 930 heterosexual men. When asked to pick 100 men "most likely to be gay" it missed 23 of them. In its summary of the study, the Economist - which was first to report the research - pointed to several "limitations" including a concentration on white Americans and the use of dating site pictures, which were "likely to be particularly revealing of
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Gaydar is real!......................
Oh My..... They picked Bathhouse Barry...
They, who try to pass off homosexuality as genetic without any proof, are distressed by the software.
I am willing to bet money it will be able to guess correctly a lot more often than they think!
Of course it is and usually quite accurate. If they are “born that way”, why are they upset?
Gaydar is legit. It’s not perfect. I figured out that what I am using in my gaydar calculations for males is 80% the smile. A gay man’s smile is MUCH BIGGER and wider than a straight man’s smile. Added to that might be any lisp or mannerism or dress and for some reason a receding hairline.
Look at pics of Obama smiling. He is a perfect example.
I have zero gaydar for lesbians, except for the ones who cut their hair and dress like truckdrivers.
I showed it a pic of moochele/michael.
It blew up.
I was thinking the same thing. It made me laugh..
They made it sound like this software is going to be purchased or used by everyone to ridicule them. Paranoia.
Paul Ryan scored higher than Shep Smith and Anderson Cooper combined.
The gay guys have balls on their chins.
They use little signs to signal others in their closeted community. The voice mannerism. Maybe a certain knowing glance. Things that may not be communicated in a still photo.
And while they will out their enemies, they still don’t like the possible outing from “just anybody” man or machine.
Perhaps they want to stay in the closet?...................
More wasted research money as everyone, including queers, already knew gaydar is real and very accurate.
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