This Artificial Intelligence Bot Can Guess Whether You’re Gay or Straight
This could be troubling for people who prefer to keep their sexuality a secret.
Just imagine the chaos in Hollywood if some of the biggest stars out there fail the test? The Kevin Spacey scandal is huge, and Hollywood is no longer sugarcoated.
The computer only needs 5 pictures of an individual to run the test. Exposing a secret is an awful thing, but it’s not the biggest threat out there.
2Homosexuality is Illegal in Dozens of Countries
Yeap, this is still a reality. Russia and Chechnya are one of the dozen countries that still have a strong and negative stand against homosexuality. Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen leader, is accused of torturing gay people.
Mr. Kadyrov on gay people: “They are devils. They are for sale. They are not people. God damn them for what they are accusing us of. They will have to answer to the Almighty for this.”
This means that we have to be extremely careful with developing technology with such high accuracy focusing on vulnerable subjects.
One individual was beaten up and filmed by three men in Chechnya. He has fled the country afterward and gave this statement to the Guardian.
“They shouted insults at me, they broke my jaw and left me covered in blood,” he said.
“They told me I had to pay them a huge bribe or they’d publish the video online and tell my family I was gay.”
Even the researcher behind this project agree on the possible threats that AI technology can cause if not controlled:
“Given that companies and governments are increasingly using computer vision algorithms to detect people’s intimate traits, our findings expose a threat to the privacy and safety of gay men and women,” Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang said.
3Should We Limit AI Development?
This is one of the solutions to our future problems. But on the other hand, AI technology can take the human race to a whole different level. We still haven’t fully explored our planet, and our ambition is to go after the universe.
And it’s already clear that AI can outperform humans by a mile. Elon Musk’s ‘Dota 2’ experiment is only one of many examples.
The bot developed by Musk’s team was able to beat Dota 2 top players with an ease!
So let’s focus on technology that will not harm individuals or groups of people. Let’s make sure the AI technology is going forward without causing damage to people!