The most attractive faces hacked by AI

Artificial intelligence can now identify what faces you find attractive directly from your brain waves.  

The researchers were able to identify what kind of facial features people found to be attractive using electroencephalography (EEG) and then fed the results to an artificial intelligence program.  The machine learning system called generative adversarial neural network (GAN) first familiarized itself with the faces that individual participants found desirable.  Then, it tailored entirely new ones, specifically designed to please.  Expectedly, the participants found the newly fabricated faces attractive compared to randomly generated ones put alongside them.  

While this is only a small study, its success will allow us to look into other cognitive functions, like perception and decision-making.  Potentially, researchers might gear the device towards identifying stereotypes or biases, and better understand individual differences.

How deep can we go towards understanding people?  Let us know your thoughts.

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