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Sun May 21, 2017, 05:06 PM

'Calling BS' class at UW popular

SEATTLE — Did you hear about the researchers in China who said they’d developed an algorithm that could predict whether somebody was a criminal by scanning a photo of their face?

The researchers used “fancy machine learning” to eliminate human biases and come up with a scientific way to determine criminality by examining facial features, University of Washington professor Carl Bergstrom told his class in Mary Gates Hall one day last month.

“What do you guys think?” Bergstrom asked.

In unison, more than 100 students responded out loud: “Bulls—!”

Read more: http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/may/19/calling-bs-class-at-uw-popular/

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