Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Terrorist or pedophile? This start-up says it can out secrets by analyzing faces

An Israeli start-up says it can take one look at a person’s face and realize character traits that are undetectable to the human eye.

Faception said it’s already signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists. The company said its technology also can be used to identify everything from great poker players to extroverts, pedophiles, geniuses and white collar-criminals.

“We understand the human much better than other humans understand each other,” said Faception chief executive Shai Gilboa. “Our personality is determined by our DNA and reflected in our face. It’s a kind of signal.”

Faception has built 15 different classifiers, which Gilboa said evaluate with 80 percent accuracy certain traits. The start-up is pushing forward, seeing tremendous power in a machine’s ability to analyze images.

Yet experts caution there are ethical questions and profound limits to the effectiveness of technology such as this.

“Can I predict that you’re an ax murderer by looking at your face and therefore should I arrest you?” said Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science at the University of Washington and author of “The Master Algorithm.” “You can see how this would be controversial.” [...]

Faception recently showed off its technology at a poker tournament organized by a start-up that shares investors with Faception. Gilboa said that Faception predicted before the tournament that four players out of the 50 amateurs would be the best. When the dust settled two of those four were among the event’s three finalists. To make its prediction Faception analyzed photos of the 50 players against a Faception database of professional poker players. [...]


  1. Once, this atribute was reserved only for Admo"rim and Ba'alei mekibulim, they called it chochmat hapartzuf. Today, pedophiles claim to be ba'alei mekubalim and Admur's as well. They can even see back in time all the gilgulim they had been incarnated and provide tikunim R'L'. All learning Institutes should check out before they hire anyone, and those already hired, need to be checked before they can continue. This mageifa could be credited to the Enablers and there is a good chance they are of the same kind R'L'. If we would have the Tzitz, it would show how their face is moirikois. We must have cameras in all institutions all over the place, and even have them wear a chumaz. Oy vey, molo ho'oretz chummus.

  2. A little minority report. Its a nice but scary tool. Ein kol chadash, nothing's new, they had same things by moshe who they said looked like a murderer. Its good for knowledge but not evidence.

  3. So what is wrong with chummus. So thank goodness there is enough pita to accommodate all the chummus in Ha'aretz. I credit the maga farfel to other factors and not to the edablers. Oy vey molo ho'oretz phelaffel.

  4. Plenty! It brought on the Mabul, and all the mayim rabim lo yuchlu lecchbot et hacharif on the felaffel. The Pita's drowned out and swimming on their backs veyatzu miklall shimush. From where do you think all these chamass tzarot are coming from if not the Enablers, Huh?

  5. Knowledge is power. If it ruly has credibility it definitely conserves money and manpower. It tips you off whom to put an eye on and follow, instead of everyone which is an impossible task. With all the technology available today, from computers to Security videos, face recognition, drones, medical files information they can have constant surveilance and even know what you will think all in advance or eat for breakfast. They have chips inside your driver license, credit cards, and any identity card, your car and follow you anywhere you breathe. They even follow you to the restrooms where they have an eyepiece device attached that knows when to make a courtesy flush/ a royal flush and can give your net weight before and after. That is why they call it big Brother is watching you, but now because of being politically correct they will have to also have Big Sis, Sis Bro, Bro Sis, Trans Bro, Trans Sis, all of the above and none of the above. One size fits all doesn't work anynore. if you enetered in the wrong Gender VC, it will rofl not flush for you .
    It is what the Perek tells you Ayin roeh, veozen shoma'as, vechol ma'asecho besefer nichtovim.


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