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Unaware If Gay Or Straight? This Technology Can Help Identify!

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| September 9 , 2017 , 16:42 IST

In today's fast moving world, technology has become important parts of our lives. From e-papers to social media networks, the internet helps us in gaining knowledge and connecting to people in an easy manner.

As per the latest study presented by Stanford University, a computer algorithm can accurately detect whether a person is gay or straight.As per the presented statistics, the machine is correct 81% in case of men and 74% for women.

According to the paper claims, the machine can even do so with 81 percent accuracy rate for males and 74 percent for females.

The technology has not achieved perfection to be called a determinant of sexual orientation as a whole but it is evident through the research it is not a choice, rather a born feature.

Th newly found technology is apparently more accurate than human judges who are correct 61% of the times in case of men and 54% for women.

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Researcher, Michal Kosinski believes that one's facial features contain much more information about his/her sexual preferences than can be interpreted by the Human brain.

Kosinski worked on 35,326 facial images, posted by men and women on a dating website and extracted their features using deep neural networks to be later analysed by a mathematical system.

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Some physical attributes that were specified in the research included gay men having narrower jaws, longer noses along with larger foreheads than straight men whereas those gay women have larger jaws and smaller foreheads in comparison to the straight females.

Given the billions of images available on social media, the technology can more likely be used without people's consent. There are high chances of it being used for negative purposes.

The controversial technology has yet to be officially announced but Nick Rule, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto believes that instead of measly reasons, the technology if properly developed should be used for more relevant matters.