AI Now Has “Gaydar”—A Controversial Claim, But Is It Unethical?

The internet is ablaze in controversy over the new AI "Gaydar" study. Did the researchers do anything wrong by pursuing this research?

Heatmapping from "Deep neural networks are more accurate than humans at detecting sexual orientation from facial images." [Fair Use]

We can tell a lot about a person by looking at their face. It turns out that AI can do it better.


Glad to see that our work inspired debate. Your opinion would be stronger, have you read the paper and our notes: https://t.co/dmXFuk6LU6 pic.twitter.com/0O0e2jZWMn

— Michal Kosinski (@michalkosinski) September 8, 2017

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