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Tesla workers claim anti-LGBT threats, taunts, and racial abuse in … – The Guardian

Soon after he started working on the assembly line at Tesla, Jorge Ferro said he was taunted for being gay and threatened with violence. “Watch your back,” a supervisor warned after mocking his clothes for being “gay tight”, Ferro said. The harassment didn’t stop after he reported it to a manager, and days after he […]

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Coding In The Closet – LGBT And The Technology Industry – HuffPost UK

LGBT rights have been receiving much more positive focus in recent years. But, there is still a long way to go. As acceptance towards LGBT improves, those who identify as such feel more comfortable being open about these issues. Therefore, there are likely to be an increased number of openly LGBT people in the workforce, […]

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Stanford researchers built a ‘gaydar’ for photos — and it reveals something disturbing about facial recognition … – Business Insider

What’s in a face? New research suggests there’s a secret trove of information about some of our most intimate feelings packed into our pictures. Franck Boston on Shutterstock Facial recognition technology may catch a lot more in a photo than a winning smile or sparkling eyes. Psychologist Michal Kosinski and his colleague Yilun Wang at the Stanford Graduate School of […]

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Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a 'Gaydar' Machine - New York Times

Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a ‘Gaydar’ Machine – New York Times

The backlash has been fierce. “I imagined I’d raise the alarm,” Dr. Kosinski said in an interview. “Now I’m paying the price.” He’d just had a meeting with campus police “because of the number of death threats.” Advocacy groups like Glaad and the Human Rights Campaign denounced the study as “junk science” that “threatens the […]

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Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes says Australia is at the ‘back of the pack’ on social issues – NEWS.com.au

Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes says Australia is at the ‘back of the pack’ on social issues – NEWS.com.auhttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNHXpBtjQIXQPRt3IoHzvvepbPwHpw&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=aJXpWdCABdLKqQKjvomoBA&url=http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/technology/atlassian-founder-mike-cannonbrookes-says-australia-is-at-the-back-of-the-pack-on-social-issues/news-story/595043337b8c74955a1800743012af4bhttp://news.google.com/news?q=gay,Technology&output=rssgay,Technology – Google NewsGoogle Newshttps://ssl.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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Gay Library in McKinney seeks input on expansion – Star Local Media

The City of McKinney is expanding the John & Judy Gay Library next spring. Before construction begins, the Library Advisory Board is gathering input to prioritize items of the expansion to best meet the needs of the community. Residents are encouraged to visit the city’s website to complete the online survey by Nov. […]

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Public input sought for John and Judy Gay Library expansion – Community Impact Newspaper

The McKinney Library Advisory Board is asking the public to provide input on the expansion of the John and Judy Gay Library, located at 6861 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney. Input is needed to prioritize items of the expansion to best serve and meet the community’s needs, according to a press release from the city. “We’ve experienced record-setting […]

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Stanford researchers built a ‘gaydar’ for photos — and it reveals something disturbing about facial recognition … – Business Insider

What’s in a face? New research suggests there’s a secret trove of information about some of our most intimate feelings packed into our pictures. Franck Boston on Shutterstock Facial recognition technology may catch a lot more in a photo than a winning smile or sparkling eyes. Psychologist Michal Kosinski and his colleague Yilun Wang at the Stanford Graduate School of […]

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Rose McGowan has been the most prominent voice in speaking out against Harvey Weinstein.

Americans appreciate what technology has done for them more than equality and civil rights – Quartz

Apparently, smartphones and the Internet are more key to the good life than anything the US Supreme Court passed in the last 50 years. According to a Pew Research Center study fielded this summer, 42% of US adults credit the biggest improvement in American lives to technology, more so than medical advances, expanding civil rights, […]

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Man holding a pill used for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection

Giving gay and bi men HIV-preventing PrEP on the NHS would save £1 billion, new study finds – PinkNews

Funding PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) drugs on the NHS would save around £1 billion over an 80 year period, according to a new study. The financial analysis, published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, comes from a team at University College London. The study is called Cost-effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in men who […]

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Sandburg students get a taste of augmented reality from Google – Chicago Tribune

A group of students at Carl Sandburg High School were playing with their phones in the middle of the school day Thursday, but that was OK with school officials. In fact, it was encouraged, as representatives of Google were on hand at the school to show off a new program that blurs the lines between […]

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New AI can guess whether you’re gay or straight from a photograph – The Guardian

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have significantly better “gaydar” than humans. The study from Stanford University – which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, […]

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A Stanford scientist says he built a gaydar using "the lamest" AI to … – Quartz

Do our faces show the world clues to our sexuality? Last week, The Economist published a story around Stanford Graduate School of Business researchers Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang’s claims that they had built artificial intelligence that could tell if we are gay or straight based on a few images of our faces. It seemed […]

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Researchers use facial recognition tools to predict sexual orientation. LGBT groups aren’t happy. – Washington Post

Glad to see that our work inspired debate. Your opinion would be stronger, have you read the paper and our notes: https://t.co/dmXFuk6LU6 pic.twitter.com/0O0e2jZWMn — Michal Kosinski (@michalkosinski) September 8, 2017 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 […]

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Controversial AI ‘Gaydar’ Study Spawns Backlash, Ethical Debate … – NBCNews.com

Following a backlash from academics, technology experts and LGBTQ advocates, a controversial study suggesting artificial intelligence can predict a person’s sexual orientation by analyzing a photo of his or her face is now facing additional scrutiny. The study — which was conducted by Stanford University researchers, peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the American […]

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A Stanford scientist says he built a gaydar using “the lamest” AI to prove a point – Quartz

Do our faces show the world clues to our sexuality? Last week, The Economist published a story around Stanford Graduate School of Business researchers Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang’s claims that they had built artificial intelligence that could tell if we are gay or straight based on a few images of our faces. It seemed […]

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New AI can guess whether you’re gay or straight from a photograph – The Guardian

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have significantly better “gaydar” than humans. The study from Stanford University – which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, […]

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Researchers use facial recognition tools to predict sexual orientation. LGBT groups aren’t happy. – Washington Post

Glad to see that our work inspired debate. Your opinion would be stronger, have you read the paper and our notes: https://t.co/dmXFuk6LU6 pic.twitter.com/0O0e2jZWMn — Michal Kosinski (@michalkosinski) September 8, 2017 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 […]

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New AI can guess whether you’re gay or straight from a photograph – The Guardian

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have significantly better “gaydar” than humans. The study from Stanford University – which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, […]

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Gay or straight? The computer knows! – New Jersey Herald

According to “Newsweek” and MSNBC, Stanford University researchers have reported startling accuracy in predicting sexual orientation by using artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of facial features in photographs. (I wonder if this also works on paintings? Could the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile have involved thinking, “Only 500 more […]

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Researchers use facial recognition tools to predict sexual orientation. LGBT groups aren’t happy. – Washington Post

Glad to see that our work inspired debate. Your opinion would be stronger, have you read the paper and our notes: https://t.co/dmXFuk6LU6 pic.twitter.com/0O0e2jZWMn — Michal Kosinski (@michalkosinski) September 8, 2017 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 […]

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