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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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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

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=5UvnWeDTLYT-qgL4rKaAAQ&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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What eyes and odours reveal about sexual attraction – The Economist

What eyes and odours reveal about sexual attraction – The Economisthttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNHXUQ8RYbZfhz3cfgW0J6c1gU-I_Q&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=5UvnWeDTLYT-qgL4rKaAAQ&url=https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21730130-one-hypothesis-supported-another-not-what-eyes-and-odours-reveal-about-sexualhttp://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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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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In hurricanes’ aftermath, technology eases return to school – Fresno Bee

Smartphone exchanges, social media, messaging apps and websites rendered students and their teachers at once disconnected and connected in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Now, as the hardest-hit schools reopen, advocates of technology that has been growing ever more present in American classrooms say it will only become more important in aiding students […]

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Gay Face and Technology – American Spectator

What happens when technology not only knows who you are but knows what you are, what you do, and what you might do ala the movie Minority Report? Google and Facebook already collect scary amounts of data. Facial recognition has been around for a decade and is more accurate than most know. And now, a […]

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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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Three arrested in violent Georgia Tech protests after police shoot student – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Schultz was the head of the Georgia Pride Alliance, which had helped organize Monday night’s vigil. The group advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual individuals. Source Article from http://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-vigil-georgia-tech-turns-violent-aftermath-police-shooting/CVfX0KeBUlTPzYLCf3KnwO/Three arrested in violent Georgia Tech protests after police shoot student – Atlanta Journal Constitutionhttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGs7g0s0me0qcbHsbqM2Hv7M0S40A&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779609445991&ei=GKrAWdDiDsjOqgK75pzoBA&url=http://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-vigil-georgia-tech-turns-violent-aftermath-police-shooting/CVfX0KeBUlTPzYLCf3KnwO/http://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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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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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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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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Stanford researchers use facial recognition tools to predict sexual … – 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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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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Face-reading AI will be able to detect your politics and IQ, professor … – The Guardian

Voters have a right to keep their political beliefs private. But according to some researchers, it won’t be long before a computer program can accurately guess whether people are liberal or conservative in an instant. All that will be needed are photos of their faces. Michal Kosinski – the Stanford University professor who went viral […]

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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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