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Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'
BBC News ^ | 11th September 2017 | BBC News

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: ai; gay; gaydar; lgtb; technology
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1 posted on 09/11/2017 2:37:48 PM PDT by Ennis85
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To: Ennis85

Gaydar is real!......................


2 posted on 09/11/2017 2:40:24 PM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Ennis85

Oh My..... They picked Bathhouse Barry...


3 posted on 09/11/2017 2:40:43 PM PDT by ncfool (America Reborn 1/20/2017. Lets make sure we don't screw up,the opportunity to MAGA.)
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To: Ennis85

LOL...

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!

Too funny...


4 posted on 09/11/2017 2:40:53 PM PDT by rlmorel (Those who sit on the picket fence are impaled by it.)
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5 posted on 09/11/2017 2:41:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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6 posted on 09/11/2017 2:41:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Ennis85

You need a computer?

7 posted on 09/11/2017 2:42:31 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Ennis85
We at FR don't need such a thing. We can tell!


8 posted on 09/11/2017 2:43:05 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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9 posted on 09/11/2017 2:45:24 PM PDT by ETL (See my FR Home page for a closer look at today's Communist/Anarchist protest groups)
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To: Red Badger

Of course it is and usually quite accurate. If they are “born that way”, why are they upset?


10 posted on 09/11/2017 2:46:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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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.


11 posted on 09/11/2017 2:46:53 PM PDT by Yaelle (Leftist trees bear strange fruit...blood on the leaves, blood on the root...)
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I showed it a pic of moochele/michael.

It blew up.


12 posted on 09/11/2017 2:47:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The UK has no death penalty, unless you are an 11 month old infant with no arrest history)
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To: rlmorel

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.


13 posted on 09/11/2017 2:48:01 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: Ennis85

Paul Ryan scored higher than Shep Smith and Anderson Cooper combined.


14 posted on 09/11/2017 2:48:56 PM PDT by Eddie01
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15 posted on 09/11/2017 2:49:26 PM PDT by ETL (See my FR Home page for a closer look at today's Communist/Anarchist protest groups)
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The gay guys have balls on their chins.


16 posted on 09/11/2017 2:52:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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17 posted on 09/11/2017 2:53:10 PM PDT by ETL (See my FR Home page for a closer look at today's Communist/Anarchist protest groups)
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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.


18 posted on 09/11/2017 2:53:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Perhaps they want to stay in the closet?...................


19 posted on 09/11/2017 2:53:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Red Badger

More wasted research money as everyone, including queers, already knew gaydar is real and very accurate.


20 posted on 09/11/2017 2:55:02 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - Support Trump)
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