Facial recognition technology can predict a person’s political orientation with 72% accuracy

According to a new study published in Scientific Reports, facial recognition technology can accurately predict someone’s political stance from their Facebook profile photo. Remarkably, the algorithm shows greater accuracy in deducing a person’s political orientation than either human judgment or a personality test. As facial recognition technology rapidly advances, the software is becoming increasingly skilled at identifying and tracking individuals. While some have expressed privacy concerns over these new surveillance capabilities, the author of the new study says these concerns represent on…

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