“And then I thought I should read the paper, so then I started reading the paper and remained outraged.”Excluding citations, the paper is 36 pages long, far more verbose than most AI papers you’ll see, and is fairly labyrinthian when describing the results of the authors’ experiments and their justifications for their findings.
Kosinski asserted in an interview with Quartz that regardless of the methods of his paper, his research was in service of gay and lesbian people that he sees under siege in modern society.
By showing that it’s possible, Kosinski wants to sound the alarm bells for others to take privacy-infringing AI seriously.
He says his work stands on the shoulders of research happening for decades—he’s not reinventing anything, just translating known differences about gay and straight people through new technology.“This is the lamest algorithm you can use, trained on a small sample with small resolution with off-the-shelf tools that are actually not made for what we are asking them to do,” Kosinski said.
Viele dieser Männer sind verzweifelte Singles und Männer, die versuchen zu fremd zu gehen.
Sie könnten Ihre Nachbarn oder jemand sein, den Sie kennst.
What their technology can recognize is a pattern that found a small subset of out, white gay and lesbian people on dating sites who look similar.
Those two findings should not be conflated,” Jim Halloran, GLAAD’s chief digital officer, wrote in a statement claiming the paper could cause harm exposing methods to target gay people.
Just look at the photo of the following women, then scroll down and pick the option for how the photo pings for you.
It’s been shown to be great at recognizing people’s faces across different images and even finding people’s doppelgängers in art.
It’s important to focus only on the face because deep-learning algorithms have been shown to pick up on biases in the data they analyze.
He’s in an undeniably tough place: Defending the validity of his work because he’s trying to be taken seriously, while implying that his methodology isn’t even a good way to go about this research.
Essentially, Kosinski built a bomb to prove to the world he could.