*Anxiously looks in mirror*
A new scientific paper claims that certain tell-tale features mean that someone is more likely to be a criminal.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University researchers carried out computer analysis which singled out the features and analysed 1,856 faces of Chinese men aged 18 to 55 and 730 of them were criminals.
The researchers used an algorithm that found that the several elements that could be used to pinpoint criminals by computers according to Metro.
The features which stood out were small mouths, curvy upper lips and close-set eyes, so if you match any of this description, you may be a bit of a baddie.
Don’t turn yourself in just yet, though, as the paper has not yet been peer-reviewed and is pretty flawed when you think about it.
The researchers involved however, stand by the findings and the computer algorithm.
‘‘All four classifiers perform consistently well and produce evidence for the validity of automated face-induced inference on criminality, despite the historical controversy surrounding the topic.
‘Unlike a human examiner/judge, a computer vision algorithm or classifier has absolutely no subjective baggages, having no emotions, no biases whatsoever due to past experience, race, religion, political doctrine, gender, age, etc, no mental fatigue, no preconditioning of a bad sleep or meal.’’ Researchers said.