Robo-gaydar: Now an AI computer can tell that you are gay just by looking at you


James Titcomb writes at the National Post:

Artificial intelligence can tell if a person is gay or straight simply by looking at a picture of their face.

Software developed at the University of Stanford near California’s Silicon Valley, can tell a person’s sexuality more accurately than humans, suggesting a “gaydar” app may not be far away.

The algorithm was able to tell if a man is gay or straight using one picture 81 per cent of the time, and could determine a woman’s sexuality 74 per cent of the time. Human guesses were much less accurate by comparison, correctly guessing 61 per cent of the time for men and 54 per cent for women.

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