AI that can determine a person’s sexuality from photos shows the dark side of the data age

Researchers have created an AI that is more accurate than humans in determining whether a person is gay or straight just from a handful of photographs. It relies on cues apparently more subtle than most can perceive — cues many would suggest do not exist. The research demonstrates, as it is intended to, a class of threat to privacy that is entirely unique to the era of ubiquitous computer vision.