‘Gaydar’ AI Researchers Accuse HRC, GLAAD of ‘Smear Campaign’


Daniel Reynolds writes at the Advocate:

A new Stanford University study has determined that artifical intelligence can, with high accuracy, determine sexual orientation. By analyzing one photograph, the study claimed, an algorithm could assess if a person was gay or straight in 81 percent of cases for men and 74 percent for women. The accuracy increased if multiple images were provided.

LGBT groups are not pleased with the report.

In response, the researchers of the study, Michael Kosinski and Yilun Wang, released their own statement alleging that HRC and GLAAD were waging a “smear campaign” against them that was a “knee-jerk dismissal of the scientific findings”.

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