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Old 05-15-2018, 07:32 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Jesus, are you all really offering a close-up photo of your face to a free website? Doesn't anyone take even basic precautions with privacy any longer? I guess the Facebook debacle meant nothing.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:39 AM
 
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I agree with the poster above. I would be cautious with this type of thing as we know that the true test of ethnicity is a DNA test.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I wonder what it says if you put a clown nose on?
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:18 AM
 
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I wonder what it says if you put a clown nose on?
Try it and report back.
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:37 PM
 
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Maybe your grandmother is Puerto Rican, or Spanish?
lol You mean grandfather?
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:10 PM
 
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Has anyone done any of those Ethnicity Test using your face picture?
I recommend this one, is very accurate. Just upload a face picture.
https://www.kairos.com/diversity-recognition

Have you people lost your mind? You realize that this website sells that info, right? Now this? Doesn't privacy mean anything to you people?
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Have you people lost your mind? You realize that this website sells that info, right? Now this? Doesn't privacy mean anything to you people?
This is fear mongering at its best. Do you have any proof of what you're claiming? The website/app in question doesn't even exist anymore so maybe this topic should be locked. The company explains why they removed it here: https://www.kairos.com/blog/we-ve-re...app-here-s-why

"While our app is meant exclusively for use as entertainment, we recognize that the line between the use of commercial Face Recognition for entertainment and its use in law enforcement is currently blurred. And until this line is more clearly defined— our concerns around sensitivity to bias and safety just won’t allow us to continue to contribute to the confusion."

Basically, it was shut down because the owners (not the public) had concerns about its potential use for law enforcement and didn't want that (largely because it's not reliable or accurate) - so actually, they were protecting people's privacy, which suggests they were not selling info while it was still operating.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:18 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Had this typed out since early yesterday. Didn't see PA2UK replied till I submitted

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Have you people lost your mind? You realize that this website sells that info, right? Now this? Doesn't privacy mean anything to you people?
Apparently the company Kairos makes facial recognition software from what I see on google.

From the original link:
#DiversityRecognition
Thanks for your interest. This project is no longer online.
Why we closed it

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Last summer, our Diversity & Ethnicity Recognition App was released-- and over 10 million people uploaded their selfies, curious to see how the algorithms would classify their ethnicities.

In 'Diversity Gone Viral' we expressed our gratitude for the amazing response to the app, and acknowledged some of the feedback we received-- positive and negative. We also learned a few valuable lessons around the complexity of the taxonomy of ethnicity, which has given us a runway to better understanding the current concerns associated with face recognition software.
Ethnicity & Diversity: How We Detect it And Why it Matters

Read about how this app went viral across the web - 7 million selfies uploaded, and counting

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We are so grateful for the unprecedented amount of ‘real-world’ feedback we’ve received about our Ethnicity and Diversity app — as it will serve as the cornerstone for ongoing research, and guide us in improving the inclusive integrity of future versions of our classifiers.
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