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Google learns to smile, because AI's bad at it

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"The paper stated that Google is not seeking to classify people by race (since that's both unethical and arbitrary), and the authors noted that using AI to classify race or gender needs the individual's consent. Nonetheless, training race and gender recognition into the model is necessary if the AI is going to reliably identify a smile..."

So, I take it that Google really will be divining the race/gender of subjects, but it's okay because the information will be used only for innocuous things like detecting smiles, and then will be purged from the system. No harm no foul.

Except, Google has a considerable track record of collecting more data than was strictly ethical. Can we assume they won't 'cheat' in this case? Especially with such pertinent (and valuable) data?

I'd like to believe, but I need help here.

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