Date: 2018-01-10 07:37
The researchers trained the AI using pictures of 86,685 men and 88,598 women, taken from online dating profiles of gay and straight people. The algorithm was able to detect subtle differences in facial structures that humans are incapable of picking up.
While the findings have clear limits when it comes to gender and sexuality – people of color were not included in the study, and there was no consideration of transgender or bisexual people – the implications for artificial intelligence (AI) are vast and alarming. With billions of facial images of people stored on social media sites and in government databases, the researchers suggested that public data could be used to detect people’s sexual orientation without their consent.
Most of all, we need to ensure that gay are made sexually aware and that’s a matter for our educational infrastructures. As a society, it is time we provided adequate sex education that includes everyone so that all gay men learn how to respect both themselves and each other.
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Human judges performed much worse than the algorithm, accurately identifying orientation only 66% of the time for men and 59% for women. When the software reviewed five images per person, it was even more successful – 96% of the time with men and 88% with women. Broadly, that means “faces contain much more information about sexual orientation than can be perceived and interpreted by the human brain”, the authors wrote.
At one time Gaydar boasted more than four million subscribers. The founders would go on to launch an award-winning radio station.
When I was more inhibited and less trusting of others, I used to hang around on Gaydar for hours, chatting with men I wasn’t even brave enough to meet. At the time, I used to berate myself quite severely for it, but I may have been doing myself a favour. If any of these men had been abusive or put pressure on me to do things I wasn’t comfortable doing, I could well have found myself going along with them. A decade ago, I just didn’t have the emotional confidence to refuse.
The product, Mr Strudwick concedes, has its controversies. Making the community too selective, for one. Others have accused sites like Gaydar and Grindr of leading to the closures of gay bars.
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