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How might the history of AI help us think about and critique Wang and Kosinsky’s “gaydar” study?

Note: The following is a re-post of AFOG member Shreeharsh Kelkar’s September 25, 2017 post on Scatterplot responding to the controversy over Wang and Kosinski’s (2018) paper about using deep neural networks to recognize “gay” or “straight” faces. At the time of Shreeharsh’s post, Wang and Kosinski’s paper had been Read more…

By Daniel Kluttz, ago
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Seeing Through the Fog

Welcome to the AFOG Blog! We will use this space to post what we hope are accessible and provocative think pieces and reactions to academic research and news stories. Posts about what? Allow us to use this initial blog post to answer that question and introduce ourselves. Algorithms and computational Read more…

By Daniel Kluttz, ago