Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Can Detect Sexual Orientation Based On Facial Images

Research points to power of deep neural networks Advances in AI are used to spot signs of sexuality
Nicole Thomas | 12 September, 2017, 06:47

Kosinski has previously worked with Cambridge University to study the scope for psychometric profiling to be undertaken with Facebook data.

Also, the images were all from white people between the ages of 18 and 40, and people who did not look like the gender in their profiles (according to workers hired by the researchers) were excluded.

They dismissed our paper as "junk science" based on the opinion of a lawyer and a marketer, who don't have training in science. Of course, this study sparked a lot of controversy. Facial images of billions of people are also stockpiled in digital and traditional archives, including dating platforms, photo-sharing websites, and government databases. The idea is that either over- or under-exposure in the womb to the key androgens responsible for sexual differentiation is a major driver for same-sex orientation in later life. However, on the contrary, gay women had larger jaws and smaller foreheads. On the other hand, man judges were rather unsuccessful with only 61 percent accuracy for men, and 54 percent accuracy for women.

Accuracy improved when artificial intelligence analyzed five images, including grooming styles, according to the study.

Results of this study revealed that the accuracy of the algorithm that the technology used increased to 91% and 83% when five facial images per person were fed to it. This research isn't science or news, but it's a description of beauty standards on dating sites that ignores huge segments of the LGBTQ community, including people of color, transgender people, older individuals, and other LGBTQ people who don't want to post photos on dating sites.

Popular LGBTIQ groups in the USA, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), have condemned the study, worrying of its flaws and what it can contribute to the growing issues affecting the community. "Sigh." in which he placed the study in a long line of experiments created to find physical traits to correlate with sexual orientation, including "19th century measurements of lesbians' clitorises and homosexual men's hips". Those two findings should not be conflated.

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The consequences of this kind of research becoming officially applied for nefarious means has concerned many.

Just when you think you've heard everything, something like this comes along. Gay men were apparently being rounded up by authorities, sent to prison camps, beaten and sometimes killed. The next step was to use a simple predictive model, known as logistic regression, to find correlations between the features of those faceprints and their owners' sexuality (as declared on the dating website).

There has undeniably been a recurrence in the previously derided field of physiognomy. This left 35,326 pictures of 14,776 people, with gay and straight, male and female, all represented evenly.

Facial recognition technology is becoming increasingly speedy, reliable and accurate.

Advancing technology has always been a controversial topic of discussion and today it's about to get even more heated. Just because humans are unable to see the signs in faces does not mean that machines can not do so.

Coldewey stated that it should be made clear: the research "was by all indications done with good intentions". Because of these results, researchers suggest sexual orientation is linked to genes and hormones and that it is not a choice people make. This has significantly raised concerns about what is private and personal and what is not. They used deep neural networks - a form of technology, to extract certain facial features from the facial images. That presupposition is implied as not even up for debate in the study.

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