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How Good Is Your Gaydar? How Good Is Your Science? – Inside Higher Ed

It was bound to make headlines: a study claiming that a computer could predict if someone is gay or straight, based on a photo. But the story has moved beyond headlines, to gay rights advocates charging that the study is scientifically invalid and an author of the paper saying he’s under unfair personal attack. “What […]

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Row over AI that ‘identifies gay faces’ – BBC News

Image copyright Stanford University Image caption The study created composite faces judged most and least likely to belong to homosexuals A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its […]

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AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical Watchdog – WIRED

About a week ago, Stanford University researchers posted online a study on the latest dystopian AI: They’d made a machine learning algorithm that essentially works as gaydar. After training the algorithm with tens of thousands of photographs from a dating site, the algorithm could, for example, guess if a white man in a photograph was […]

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Engineering ‘Safe Zone’ For Gay Students Will Cost Taxpayers $500000 – The Daily Caller

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded two grants on Thursday, totaling more than $500,000 to facilitate “safe zone” training encouraging more LGBTQ students to join engineering. The NSF awarded $473,325 to the American Society for Engineering Education and $114,116 to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, according to The Washington Free Beacon. “Recent research on […]

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For the Nashville Statement, evangelical extremists owe us an apology – Reno Gazette Journal

x Embed x Share CLOSE Steadily, over decades, conservative evangelical Christians sense that they have been pushed to the margins of American life. Liberals say this is paranoia, but many evangelicals believe “the culture” is seeking to silence the church. (June 14) AP Steven Ing(Photo: Provided)     Someday, historians will be talking about The […]

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New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick … – Inside Higher Ed

It was bound to make headlines: a study claiming that a computer could predict if someone is gay or straight, based on a photo. But the story has moved beyond headlines, to gay rights advocates charging that the study is scientifically invalid and an author of the paper saying he’s under unfair personal attack. “What […]

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Row over AI that ‘identifies gay faces’ – BBC News – BBC News

Image copyright Stanford University Image caption The study created composite faces judged most and least likely to belong to homosexuals A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its […]

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Gay rights advocates target Trump’s NASA nominee – POLITICO – Politico

In this Feb. 28, 2016 photo, Rep. Jim Bridenstine speaks during a rally for Ted Cruz in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The space community has generally supported Bridenstine, despite his lack of a science background compared with past NASA administrators. | Sue Ogrocki/AP By JACQUELINE KLIMAS 09/13/2017 05:45 PM EDT Advocacy groups are now hoping to derail […]

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Gay Rights Activists Send Death Threats to Scientists – Yikes! – Patheos (blog)

From that bastion of conservatism The Washington Post comes reports of gay rights activists sending death threats to scientists at Stanford: The backlash against the study wasn’t limited to GLAAD and HRC. Kosinski wrote that he received emails telling him to kill himself and comparing his work to the Holocaust. Others on social media were no […]

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Gay-identifying AI tells us more about stereotypes than the origins of sexuality - The Conversation AU

Gay-identifying AI tells us more about stereotypes than the origins of sexuality – The Conversation AU

In a forthcoming paper, two Stanford researchers used a deep neural network to detect sexuality from profile pictures on a US dating website. The internet was aghast. The authors themselves raised the spectre of Orwellian surveillance. Read More: Why Google wants to think more like you and less like a machine More problematic, however, was […]

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Be suspicious of that study on A.I. detecting sexual orientation. – Slate Magazine (blog)

It may be tempting to dismiss this study as a mere academic exercise, but if this sort of research goes unchallenged, it could be applied in terrifying ways. Already, LGBT people are being rounded up for imprisonment (Chechnya), beaten by police (Jordan), targeted for being “suspected lesbians” (Indonesia), or at risk of being fired from […]

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Can facial recognition tell if you’re gay or straight? – Bend Bulletin

By Derek Hawkins The Washington Post Privacy advocates have long warned about the potential for facial recognition technology to be abused. Law enforcement agencies and private companies already quietly collect and analyze huge troves of information on people’s eyes, facial structure and other features. In the wrong hands, some argue, such data could be deployed […]

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Row over AI that ‘identifies gay faces’ – BBC News – BBC.com – BBC News

Image copyright Stanford University Image caption The study created composite faces judged most and least likely to belong to homosexuals A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its […]

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10 Health Benefits of Masturbation for Men! – Gay Pop Buzz (blog)

From boosting your mood to clearing your prostate, here’s 10 reasons jerking it is good for your health When the topic of masturbation comes up among men, it’s usually about as popular as a porcupine in a balloon factory. That’s because guys generally don’t talk about such things with one another. But maybe we should? […]

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Savage Love: How can I teach my gay daughter about sex? – City Pages

Orenstein’s book—required reading for parents of girls and boys—drives home the need for comprehensive sex-education programs emphasizing the giving and receiving of pleasure. In the absence of sex-ed programs that empower girls to see themselves not just as instruments of another’s pleasure but as autonomous individuals with a right to experience sexual pleasure—with a partner […]

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Born to Be Gay? Scientists Develop AI ‘Gaydar’ to Predict Sexual Orientation – Sputnik International

The study, which was conducted by researchers Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang, analyzed more than 35,000 facial images posted on a US dating website. During the research, Artificial Intelligence (AI) “could correctly infer between gay and straight men 81 percent of the time, and 74 percent of the time for women.  If the AI studied five photographs of a person at once, the […]

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Queer Groups Condemn Study Claiming Computers Can Tell If You’re Gay From Photos – HuffPost

“This research isn’t science or news, but it’s a description of beauty standards on dating sites that ignores huge segments of the LGBTQ community, including people of color, transgender people, older individuals, and other LGBTQ people who don’t want to post photos on dating sites,” he said. “At a time where minority groups are being targeted, […]

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Advances in AI are used to spot signs of sexuality – The Economist

Advances in AI are used to spot signs of sexuality – The Economisthttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNFkzPyjgx2o3bLelQUq9lj39Bxmag&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=YDSxWcjBDMPhqgKx_Y3wBA&url=https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21728614-machines-read-faces-are-coming-advances-ai-are-used-spot-signshttp://news.google.com/news?q=gay,science&output=rssgay,science – Google NewsGoogle Newshttps://ssl.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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Giving the ‘gay cure’ quack a TV platform is an abuse of free speech – The Guardian

So-called “gay cure therapy” isn’t medicine, science, or indeed therapy: it’s abuse. Medical professionals regard the practice, which sees homosexuality as a fixable “condition”, as scientifically discredited, unethical and harmful. When my first boyfriend came out, aged 15, his parents drove him to a pseudo-scientist to be cured of his homosexuality: consider this against a […]

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Did Gay Sex Cause Hurricane Harvey or Was it Climate Change … – Newsweek

LGBTQ Americans have caused the country billions of dollars in structural damage, killed dozens of people, and displaced thousands more from their homes, according to the evangelical figures who believe gay people caused Hurricane Harvey. Despite overwhelming evidence that adverse weather and climate change had a hand to play in the storm that has devastated […]

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Dr. Joseph Gay said there is strong science supporting medication assisted treatment for addiction.

Waiting For A Plan: No Action On Opioid Crisis Nearly A Month After Trump’s “Emergency” – WEKU

It’s been nearly one month since President Trump told a group of reporters he was declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency. “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I am saying, officially, right now, it is an emergency,”  the president said at his golf resort in New Jersey on August 10.   But in the the […]

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