The invention of AI ‘gaydar’ could be the start of something much worse

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Windparadox, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Windparadox
    Online

    Windparadox Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Messages:
    723
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    45
    Location:
    Northern WI.
    Ratings:
    +572
    `
    The invention of AI ‘gaydar’ could be the start of something much worse - "
    Researchers claim they can spot gay people from a photo, but critics say we’re revisiting pseudoscience"
    `
    `

    While the article does a good job of technically explaining why this kind of programing is flawed, it fails to address the larger issue here. What next? Can AI photo-identification look for other human characteristics such as guilt or innocence? Is a person a criminal? Will the police use it? Consider that such AI programs are in their infancy right now but are all ultimately geared at identifying traits in a person, which the end user finds either profitable and/or beneficial to their own cause.

    Civil liberties are at stake here. Living in an online public environment has its risks.


     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. mudwhistle
    Offline

    mudwhistle Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    71,907
    Thanks Received:
    12,998
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    Wetwang With Fimber, Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +33,220
    I don't think nothing's next.
    Usually one can spot someone who's gay by their looks.
    Not always, but a lot of the time.
    But who cares anymore if you're gay.
     
  3. william the wie
    Offline

    william the wie Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,352
    Thanks Received:
    925
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Ratings:
    +3,005
    with the increasing use of cameras and DNA evidence except for identical twins there is no need for such AI tech.
     
  4. Windparadox
    Online

    Windparadox Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Messages:
    723
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    45
    Location:
    Northern WI.
    Ratings:
    +572
    `
    Be that as it may, if you read the article, you'd know that such technology is currently being developed nonetheless. Obviously some monied interests are willing to invest tens of millions of dollars in it.
     
  5. IsaacNewton
    Offline

    IsaacNewton Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Messages:
    13,228
    Thanks Received:
    2,532
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +11,262
    Stepping a toe into giving machines 'precog' status. And opening the door again to Eugenics and the Minority Report.

    Why can't people just go to the movies, they always have to be fucking with something.
     
  6. william the wie
    Offline

    william the wie Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,352
    Thanks Received:
    925
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Ratings:
    +3,005
    Probably for better data mining. Trump won the presidency almost solely through data mining.
     

Share This Page