[NetBehaviour] Facecoin

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Tue Jan 21 20:48:57 CET 2014

On 21/01/14 04:05 AM, James Morris wrote:
> can computer facial recognition assign personally types too? criminal,
> doctor, teacher, farmer, etc?

Machine phrenology?

Face recognition research is driven by the needs of marketing and
surveillance and so is concerned with demographics and identity. Gender
and emotion/affect are big areas of research, as is identifying
individuals. These can all be used for selling you the right products or
catching the right terrorists, or at least are sold as such.

Pareidolia isn't the worst problem with these systems, they also tend to
be a bit racist one way or the other due to their training data sets:


- Rob.

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