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everyone is a badass until there’s a knock at the door | MetaFilter
scary things happening to Naomi Wu. I'm deeply unimpressed by Sarah Jeong and Hasan Minhaj so irresponsibly putting someone in an authoritarian society in danger
china  lgbt  metafilter  shenzen  naomi-wu  via:nelson 
4 weeks ago by jm
Do algorithms reveal sexual orientation or just expose our stereotypes?
'A study claiming that artificial intelligence can infer sexual orientation from facial images caused a media uproar in the Fall of 2017. [...] Michal Kosinski, who co-authored the study with fellow researcher Yilun Wang, initially expressed surprise, calling the critiques “knee-jerk” reactions. However, he then proceeded to make even bolder claims: that such AI algorithms will soon be able to measure the intelligence, political orientation, and criminal inclinations of people from their facial images alone.'

'In [this paper], we have shown how the obvious differences between lesbian or gay and straight faces in selfies relate to grooming, presentation, and lifestyle  —  that is, differences in culture, not in facial structure. [...] We’ve demonstrated that just a handful of yes/no questions about these variables can do nearly as good a job at guessing orientation as supposedly sophisticated facial recognition AI. Therefore — at least at this point — it’s hard to credit the notion that this AI is in some way superhuman at “outing” us based on subtle but unalterable details of our facial structure.'
culture  facial-recognition  ai  papers  facial-structure  sexual-orientation  lgbt  computer-vision 
january 2018 by jm
Indonesia's war on emoji
'Indonesia's government has demanded that instant messaging apps remove stickers featuring same-sex couples, in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.'

(via fuzzix)
via:fuzzix  indonesia  fail  stupid  emoji  lgbt 
february 2016 by jm

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