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Facial recognition AI could help police to spot 'potentially dangerous' criminals before they've even broken the law, according to one expert.
Dr Michal Kosinski - who last year invented a controversial AI he claimed could detect your sexuality - said such face-reading technology may one day help CCTV cameras monitor public spaces for people predisposed to violent behaviour.
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While the concept raises privacy issues, it has the potential to save lives, the Stanford University academic claims.
Dr Kosinski is currently working on computer programmes that are able to detect everything from your political beliefs to your IQ by looking at single photograph.
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Speaking to the Guardian, he said the technology would work by picking up the changes to facial features caused by different testosterone levels.
'We know that testosterone levels are linked to the propensity to commit crime, and they're also linked with facial features - and this is just one link.
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'There are thousands or millions of others that we are unaware of, that computers could very easily detect.'
The psychologist believes CCTV cameras of the future could use face-reading AI to find people who are lost, trafficked or potentially dangerous.
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Predispositions to traits that threaten an individual or society, such as aggressive behaviour, may help to make society safer.
'You could imagine having those diagnostic tools monitoring public spaces for potential threats to themselves or to others,' Dr Kosinski said.
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'There are different privacy issues with each of those approaches, but it can literally save lives.
He added: 'I think someone has to do it… Because if this is a risky technology, then governments and corporations are...
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