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Man-Machine Privacy Scientists develop high accuracy gaydar facial analysis software

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A number of interesting implications of this, including:
The paper suggested that the findings provide “strong support” for the theory that sexual orientation stems from exposure to certain hormones before birth, meaning people are born gay and being queer is not a choice. The machine’s lower success rate for women also could support the notion that female sexual orientation is more fluid.
More: New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph (7. September 2017)

The article also touches on the ethics and implications for privacy.


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LGBT Groups Denounce 'Dangerous' Artificial Intelligence that Uses Your Face to Guess Sexuality
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Glaad, two of the most prominent LGBTQ organizations in the US, slammed the study on Friday as “dangerous and flawed … junk science” that could be used to out gay people across the globe and put them at risk. The advocates also criticized the study for excluding people of color and bisexual and transgender people and claimed the research made overly broad and inaccurate assumptions about gender and sexuality.