Con­cerns over ‘gay­dar’ gad­get

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BOFFINS have trained an AI com­puter pro­gram that can tell whether some­one is GAY from their photo.

And the ma­chine can de­tect sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion with a 91% ac­cu­racy.

Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity re­searchers have trained their AI sys­tem by down­load­ing more than 130,000 im­ages of faces from a dat­ing web­site.

Their ma­chine then scanned fa­cial fea­tures of the thou­sands of pho­tos and logged which fea­tures were most likely to ap­pear in gay peo­ple than straight peo­ple.

The sys­tem was then shown pho­tos of peo­ple it hadn’t seen be­fore and cor­rectly guessed their sex­u­al­ity 91% of the time.

How­ever, some crit­ics have blasted the soft­ware say­ing that it could be used to ‘out’ men and women who aren’t ready.

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