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Facial recognition technology can expose political orientation from naturalistic facial images

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    netstat African Astronaut
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-79310-1

    Ubiquitous facial recognition technology can expose individuals’ political orientation, as faces of liberals and conservatives consistently differ. A facial recognition algorithm was applied to naturalistic images of 1,085,795 individuals to predict their political orientation by comparing their similarity to faces of liberal and conservative others. Political orientation was correctly classified in 72% of liberal–conservative face pairs, remarkably better than chance (50%), human accuracy (55%), or one afforded by a 100-item personality questionnaire (66%). Accuracy was similar across countries (the U.S., Canada, and the UK), environments (Facebook and dating websites), and when comparing faces across samples. Accuracy remained high (69%) even when controlling for age, gender, and ethnicity. Given the widespread use of facial recognition, our findings have critical implications for the protection of privacy and civil liberties.
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    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    We've been heading for an IRL cyber dystopia for a while now i'm afraid.
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    Donald Trump African Astronaut
    Finally, a way to single out the white supremacist nazis for castration.
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    Meikai African Astronaut
    tfw this kind of implies politics are genetic
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    Meikai African Astronaut
    Kinda curious how the AI would describe my politics considering they're fairly-to-completely malleable.
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    STER0S African Astronaut [the disappointingly unanticipated slab]
    what applied use with ethics in mind can there be of this without it's handler(s) wanting to go rogue?

    i cant think of any unless wanting to polit-spam a bunch of bullshit and sell your political beliefs to an opposing team to fuck with you whether it be selling your online info or a starwar beam cannon to your home
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    Nile Tuskegee Airman
    I wonder how even the split is.
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    Sudo Naturally Camouflaged [my hereto riemannian peach]
    I think by face they mean skin and if they are white whether they have a hipster goatee or not
  9. #9
    Donald Trump African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Meikai Kinda curious how the AI would describe my politics considering they're fairly-to-completely malleable.

    Literally Hitler.
  10. #10
    Nile Tuskegee Airman
    The new centuries right wing shift accelerating! How long till phrenology makes a comeback. HBD while obviously a worthwhile field to explore has obvious political implications as we all know based on the ideas that motivated interstate conflict in the 1900's.

    I wonder what trends will guide the most people? seems like mass migration as a neo-liberal policy implemented by elites isn't going to go away but is going to run up against a growing mass of organising right-wing forces, based around racial arguments and cultural affinity. The ideas that serve as the basis of this technology may serve to empower a different outlook than merely the maintenance of order, or the targeting of propaganda.

    As always too, is the definition of "liberal" and "conservative" in the study based on how they identify, vote or actual beliefs held?
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