New AI can infer homosexuality from photos of faces [91% accurate]

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### Psychographic software should be banned?

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Sounds pretty sketchy if you ask me.

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I don't really understand why this is necessary technology, seems to me its only real use is to force people out of the closet. And what if it is wrong

numberwang said:
 Ganoncrotch said: Lol I just realized that if 10% of the population are gay, and the AI 100% of the time suggests that the pictures uploaded are straight then it would have a 90% accuracy rate. Best AI ever.

If you have a group of 100 people with 10 gays in it and you just say everybody is straight, it would give 100% false statements for the gays.

AI would be correct 90% of the time though.

The AI isn't to tell if someone is Gay, if you read the OP it's "Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces"

It would be correct 90% of the time by saying that a large enough sample size was all Straight, it would just be wrong for each gay person.

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Ganoncrotch said:
 numberwang said: If you have a group of 100 people with 10 gays in it and you just say everybody is straight, it would give 100% false statements for the gays.

AI would be correct 90% of the time though.

The AI isn't to tell if someone is Gay, if you read the OP it's "Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces"

It would be correct 90% of the time by saying that a large enough sample size was all Straight, it would just be wrong for each gay person.

You do not construct statistical tests like that for the obvious reason. If you have the paper we can look what exactly they did. One way would be to test an equal number of straight and gays photos and see how often the test is accurate.

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I dare you click the link to The Guardian article ... I double dog dare you.  It's actually on Ok read. Nothing great but OK and Minamoto is kind of cute in her own way.

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What is a "gay face"?

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numberwang said:
 Ganoncrotch said: Lol I just realized that if 10% of the population are gay, and the AI 100% of the time suggests that the pictures uploaded are straight then it would have a 90% accuracy rate. Best AI ever.

If you have a group of 100 people with 10 gays in it and you just say everybody is straight, it would give 100% false statements for the gays.

Yep, when you think about that conversely, it's actually pretty impressive. It means the AI can pick out those 10 people out of a hundred pretty accurately.

I guess this lends itself to the argument that being gay is something you're born with, because it seems to have recognizable physical characteristics of some kind associated with it.
I don't see why anyone would use this to discriminate against people. Well, maybe some religious communities.