Israeli startup Faception made headlines this year by claiming it could predict how likely people are to be terrorists, pedophiles, and more by analyzing faces with deep learning.
It's an unsettling idea. Experts and research in the field, however, suggest that it is more fantasy than reality.
Faception assigns ratings after training artificial intelligence on faces of terrorists, pedophiles, Mensa members, professional poker players, and more.
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Faception uses 15 secret classifiers of facial features to accuse subjects of terrorism and pedophilia, as well as predicting their poker abilities. (more…)
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