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More reasons to value "superficial" beauty. Let's run member photos through this thing
face scan software can detect genetic illnesses
"Some conditions are very obvious; for example, you can spot a kid with Down's Syndrome a mile away, but there are over 700 genetic conditions that involve unusual and often very subtle facial characteristics," he said.
"These are sometimes called heart and face syndromes because the development in the embryo of the heart, the face and the brain are closely linked - and that's why if there's something unusual about the face this is often also seen in the brain or the heart. Affected children may have eyes set further apart, ears set lower on the head, a shorter nose, fuller lips, a larger tongue or a mouth narrower than in children of typical development."
Not to worry, people already do that anyway. At least, computers will be objective.
Originally posted by philosopherrose
That is very interesting. I would worry about it's potential use though. What if someone just looked different because of their genes, with no medical problem what-so-ever. I would worry about people possibly being prematurely or wrongly diagnosed, but I'm sure it has it's value too.