“Faception” A.I. Claims to Detect Terrorists and Pedophiles Based on Their Facial Personality

The company has already signed a contract with a homeland security agency. A tech startup in Israel, Faception, claims that its artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can look at a person’s face and pinpoint the personality traits that are impossible to see with the naked eye — in fact, it claims it can tell which people are most likely to be terrorists, pedophiles, poker players, or white-collar criminals. The company was founded in 2014, and the research team includes experts in computer vision, face analysis, machine learning, psychology, and technology. “We understand the human much better than other humans understand each other,” Faception chief executive and chief ethics officer, Shai Gilboa, told Matt McFarland at the Washington Post. “Our personality is determined by our DNA and reflected in our face. It’s…


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