Reply to post: Re: why even bother ?

Someone made an AI that predicted gender from email addresses, usernames. It went about as well as expected

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Re: why even bother ?

The sellers (maybe creators) of these tools want to identify the individual by many categories, not simply sex/gender. Age, profession, nationality, language, residence, income, political preference etc. They will happily sell their wares to advertisers even though all the evidence shows that the contents and topic of the webpage being viewed is a much better identifier of that individual's interests.

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