Face-reading AI will be able to detect your politics and IQ, professor says

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Hmm, sounds a bit far fetched to me. My politics go all over the place as I don't align myself with a particular party, how could it be possibly tied to the way my face looks ?

If a woman changes her make-up from one day to the next are they also shifting political alignment ?

And when people lose and gain weight their faces change a great deal.

Smells a bit whiffy to me !

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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.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/12/artificial-intelligence-face-recognition-michal-kosinski

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Re: Face-reading AI will be able to detect your politics and IQ, professor says
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 07:43:27 am »
Generally, I regard phrases as "won't be long before" as good indicators of utter dribble. I suppose this is trying to ride the wave of recent research in gender recognition from facial features, which at least made some sense from a biological perspective. The only time one can tell political alignment from photos is when you take the photo just after asking a politically loaded question.

Some people on Quora say that you can recognise a person with a high IQ by the alert and active look in their eyes, but I think people who say that are dumb.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 09:35:08 am by Don Patrick »
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