Viral selfie may be too honest with classifications

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You can now see what you look like through the eyes of an AI.

ImageNet Roulette was trained with millions of images and uses a neural network to classify pictures of people, with some 'dubious and cruel' results.

Technology - Importance - Correct - Data - Machine

The technology was developed to show the importance of choosing the correct data when training a machine learning system, as it may learn how to be bias.

ImageNet Roulette was created by artist Trevor Paglen and Kate Crawford, co-founder of New York University's AI Institute.

Roulette - Kinds - Politics - Systems - Creators

'ImageNet Roulette is meant to demonstrate how various kinds of politics propagate through technical systems, often with the creators of those system even being aware of them,' the team shared on the website.

The AI was trained using ImageNet, which is a massive 14 million image data system created in 2009, Business Insider reported.

Creators - ImageNet - Roulette - AI - Sub-categories

The creators of ImageNet Roulette trained their AI on 2833 sub-categories of 'person' found in ImageNet.

To see what this AI thinks of you, simply snap a picture using a webcam or upload an image to the website – and in seconds it will produce a classification.

Image - Celebrity - Labels

The image can also be that of a celebrity, which can produce some interesting labels.

The AI labeled US President Donald Trump as 'ex-president', suggesting he may not be re-elected for a second term.

Cruel - Classification - Hillary - Clinton - AI

Another cruel classification was for Hillary Clinton - the AI dubbed her 'second-rater'.

Kim Kardashian West was labeled 'eccentric', Chrissy...
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