posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 01:33 PM
This is more about artificial intelligence than being gay or straight. The article says:
The machine intelligence tested in the research, which was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and first reported in the
Economist, was based on a sample of more than 35,000 facial images that men and women publicly posted on a US dating website. The researchers, Michal
Kosinski and Yilun Wang, extracted features from the images using “deep neural networks”, meaning a sophisticated mathematical system that learns
to analyze visuals based on a large dataset.
The research found that gay men and women tended to have “gender-atypical” features, expressions and “grooming styles”, essentially meaning
gay men appeared more feminine and vice versa. The data also identified certain trends, including that gay men had narrower jaws, longer noses and
larger foreheads than straight men, and that gay women had larger jaws and smaller foreheads compared to straight women.
This is about A.I. When you're dealing with deep neural networks, the system isn't just facial recognition because the system learns what features are
connected, it's not told. That will be the key to A.I. I think people watch too many movies and think A.I. has to be like Haley Joel Osment in the
Weak A.I. is more dangerous than strong A.I. because it's easier to create intelligent machines but you can have intelligence without awareness or
self consciousness. So you can create a machine that's more intelligent than any human that has ever lived but it's not aware of itself or aware of
the consequence of it's actions. This is truly dangerous.
This study is very important because it saw biological differences between gay and straight men and women.
This is very interesting because more and more Scientist are saying information is more fundamental than matter and energy. If this is the case, the
universe could be like a universal quantum computer and we're simply information(DNA) that's being processed. So everything we are and everything we
do would be written in our DNA.
For instance, you can began to look for biological differences between criminals. Can these systems start to see biological differences between
criminals and non criminals? Could it go even further and see biological differences between murderers and bank robbers?
What about Scientist. Could it see biological differences between Scientist and non Scientist? Could it go even further and see biological differences
between Physicist and Biologist?
That would be very interesting if everything about us is written in our DNA and that information is being processed by the universe. So whether a
person is a killer or a Cosmologist can be a construct of information.
So this experiment is about A.I. not whether someone is gay or straight. It's about the information these systems can connect that humans will not be
able to see.
edit on 8-9-2017 by neoholographic because: (no reason given)