Biometric mirror is an artificial
intelligence application. It captures people’s faces, analyses these faces, and returns the data back to the
people whose photo was taken. A first step for the algorithm to work is to capture a photo of a person standing
in front of Biometric Mirror. It then compares that photo with a database
of other people’s faces to construct a bit of an idea of who the person is standing in front of the camera. It captures demographic information such as your age and your gender but it also captures psychometric data such as your degree of attractiveness, your degree of responsibility, and your degree of emotional stability. The data set that Biometric Mirror uses is based on crowd-sourced feedback on people’s facial appearance. As such, the algorithm is correct it’s accurate but the information that it feeds back is not accurate because it’s based on subjective information. There is a concern when the data returned by A.I.
has consequences. Imagine that someone is considered to be
highly emotionally unstable and, as a result, you’re
automatically excluded from management positions. Biometric Mirror does in fact freak people out. A.I. can be flawed and it can be biased and as such Biometric Mirror aims to contribute to the really urgent discussion that we need to have around the ethical use of A.I.