30. AI Will Have A Literal “Gaydar”
We all have that one friend who thinks they have a great “gaydar” in that they can spot someone and know if they are gay or not. While this might be a fun party trick or thing for you to do when you’re bored, it is usually in good fun. Your friend does not have magical powers to know for real. In the end, it does not matter if someone likes the same sex or opposite sex romantically. It is their choice to make, no one else’s.
Some people may not know yet how they feel or they do not want others to know. However, AI machines are being made now that will have the ability to know if someone is homosexual or straight based on the photos of their faces. This could clearly be a problem in that, well, it could be wrong. Even if it’s right, this could be used to target people and easily be misused, resulting in harassment. Not to mention the psychological ramifications for those still “in the closet.”