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Old September 12, 2017, 12:40   #1
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Facial Recognition and Political forecasting

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Voters have a right to keep their political beliefs private. But according to some researchers, it won’t be long before a computer program can accurately guess whether people are liberal or conservative in an instant. All that will be needed are photos of their faces.

Michal Kosinski – the Stanford University professor who went viral last week for research suggesting that artificial intelligence (AI) can detect whether people are gay or straight based on photos – said sexual orientation was just one of many characteristics that algorithms would be able to predict through facial recognition.

Using photos, AI will be able to identify people’s political views, whether they have high IQs, whether they are predisposed to criminal behavior, whether they have specific personality traits and many other private, personal details that could carry huge social consequences, he said.
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Old September 12, 2017, 12:47   #2
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this is high tech correlation at best. why isn't the left jumping all over this?

someone has to tell this "AI" system what to think, because it can't think by itself. my brother-in-law writes this kind of code, and he says that AI is just a more sophisticated garbage in, garbage out system. someone will have to sit behind a keyboard for days associating words describing their impression of facial types to the system with perjoratives, so in the end all you have is an artificial version of the person who entered the data that future evaluations are based on. smells potentially racist, to me. especially if you have a black muslim lesbian tranny doing the data input.
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Old September 12, 2017, 13:02   #3
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I might have to resort to NA facepaint to quietly, and with micro aggression, display my political attitude for the AI program.

I am partial to the handprint warpaint on the face, to get the point across, but would go with a proper black and white design.
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Old September 12, 2017, 14:12   #4
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BS. Sounds like modern phrenology.
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Old September 12, 2017, 17:04   #5
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Whether this system works as advertised or not is irrelevant. It will be used as a surveillance/weapon against the general population at some point. There are too many eggheads who believe in the religion of algorithms developing this kind of thing.
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Old September 12, 2017, 22:51   #6
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Redheads have used a similar system to detect my lust for them,,, it's 99 44/100% accurate.
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Old September 12, 2017, 23:03   #7
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Redheads have used a similar system to detect my lust for them,,, it's 99 44/100% accurate.

I doubt that it was your facial cues that gave you away. It was probably something a little more south of the border...
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Old September 12, 2017, 23:09   #8
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I doubt that it was your facial cues that gave you away. It was probably something a little more south of the border...
The old "glad to see you" bulge is hard to hide.
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And phrenology was going to predict someones' predilection for crime too.
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And phrenology was going to predict someones' predilection for crime too.
Proctology is just as accurate,,, in prison's.
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The guvernmunt will ban it for being racist..
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Old September 13, 2017, 13:11   #12
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Proctology is just as accurate,,, in prison's.
sounds like a man with INSIDE knowledge

pardon the pun
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Old September 13, 2017, 13:29   #13
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The guvernmunt will ban it for being racist..
Thats an awesome side plot for a scifi comedy. The geeky engineer dude builds the first AI precrime lie detecting facial recognition robot which turns out is
scientifically racist.
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I remember reading this short story, maybe Isaac Asimov, about 35 years ago.

Dude built this garbage disposer that can distinguish between garbage and useful stuff, then zaps the garbage with a laser and turns it into dust. Then he starts showing it to people and after a while he discovers 30 people would enter and only 29 would leave..
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It won't take a computer program to guess what my politics are. I'm the guy wearing a MAGA ball cap and carrying a concealed handgun.....

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Old September 13, 2017, 15:48   #16
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Well I can listen to people and tell if they are fags or not. If I see one with a boner in his mouth, I can ascertain that as well.
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