A deep-learning machine was trained to spot criminals by looking at mugshots
noah emrich
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Soon after the invention of photography, a few criminologists began to notice patterns in mugshots they took of criminals. Offenders, they said, had particular facial features that allowed them to be identified as law breakers. One of the most influential voices in this debate was Cesare Lombroso, an Italian criminologist, who believed that criminals were "throwbacks" more closely related to apes than law-abiding citizens.

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