Israeli Start-up to Provide DHS With Facial Recognition Tech That Digs Up Character Traits

israeli_facial_recognition_techBy Joseph Jankowski

Further and further we go into the beyond-1984 nightmare of big brother technology.

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

The Washington Post reports:

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.

The idea of having artificial intelligence (AI) profiling you to find out who you are, simply by looking at your face, is an idea that might scare some into thinking that this technology could lead to some very inaccurate predictions and government overreach.

Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science at the University of Washington, is one of those people who think this type of AI profiling could get a little messy.

“Can I predict that you’re an ax murderer by looking at your face and therefore should I arrest you?” Domingos told the Washington Times. “You can see how this would be controversial.”

Alexander Todorov, a Princeton psychology professor whose research includes facial perception, is also concerned.

“The evidence that there is accuracy in these judgments is extremely weak,” he said. “Just when we thought that physiognomy ended 100 years ago. Oh, well.”

By examining the current security state in the West, this type of technology would most likely find a home inside of airports and public transportation hubs.

Faception chief executive Shai Gilboa admits that dangers lie in the computer system’s imperfections. This leads one to wonder if simple characteristics like a beard or a scar could lead to someone being labeled a terrorist.

And if that person is labeled a terrorist, what then follows?

The slippery slope brought on by this type of big brother technology is very slippery.

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Joseph Jankowski is a contributor for Planet Free Will.com. His works have been published by recognizable alternative news sites like GlobalResearch.ca, ActivistPost.com, Mintpressnews.com and ZeroHedge.com. 

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  • Pyra Gorgon

    Article sez: “”“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.”””

    Oh whatever. What a preposterous notion!

  • John_Smith001

    It is funny, people will believe anything if the right person says it.

  • John Michaelson

    What’s next, Phrenology? What absolute quackery!

    • ripple

      It just proves Phrenology was right. (If it does work.)

  • Veri Tas

    I see we’re trotting out genetic determinism again. It’s a myth, according to unbiased research.

    The Great DNA Data Deficit: Are Genes for Disease a Mirage?
    The accumulating inability of a new whole-genome scanning technique (called Genome-Wide Association studies; GWAs) to find important genes for disease in human populations1. In study after study, applying GWAs to every common (non-infectious) physical disease and mental disorder, the results have been remarkably consistent: only genes with very minor effects have been uncovered (summarised in Manolio et al 2009; Dermitzakis and Clark 2009). In other words, the genetic variation confidently expected by medical geneticists to explain common diseases, cannot be found.

    http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/the-great-dna-data-deficit/

    Still Chasing Ghosts: A New Genetic Methodology Will Not Find the “Missing Heritability”
    One of the hopes and promises of the Human Genome Sequencing Project was that it would revolutionize the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of most human disorders. It would do this by uncovering the supposed “genetic bases” of human behavior. With a few exceptions, however, the search for common gene variants -“polymorphisms” – associated with common diseases has borne little fruit. And when such associations have been found the polymorphisms seem to have little predictive value and do little to advance our understanding of the causes of disease.

    http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/still-chasing-ghosts-a-new-genetic-methodology-will-not-find-the-missing-heritability/

  • billed

    So those that can afford and can have plastic surgery will be onto a winner, as long as the surgeons do not have an off day Mr Mannering Sir.

  • Mick McNulty

    This whole concept is BS and dangerous to liberty. For a few years I looked just like the actor Daniel Craig (I’m eight years older and it shows now), but this technology insists he and I had near-identical character traits for a while? What rot! I don’t have half Daniel’s confidence and charisma so the concept fails before it gets started. How could it distinguish our personalities when we looked so alike?

  • Psilly

    Nice, so some israeli company has made som sofware that will classify the goyim into any category they want. “The computer thinks you are a sociopath goy, so no goodies for you. “

  • Loohan

    Funny how they neglect to mention the most obvious thing about this guy.

  • Brett

    You dont need tech to see whats in the character of a zionist…

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