The Verge: Transgender YouTubers had their videos grabbed to train facial recognition software . “Individuals undergoing HRT often document their progress and post the results online, sometimes keeping regular diaries, and sometimes making time-lapse videos of the entire process. ‘I shared my videos because I wanted other trans people to see my transition,’ says Danielle, who posted her transition video on YouTube years ago. ‘These types of transition montages were helpful to me, so I wanted to pay it forward,’ she tells The Verge. The videos also happen to be gold for AI researchers, as each contains dozens of varied, true-to-life photos.” This is appalling.