Facebook’s new recognition algorithm doesn’t need to see your face to recognize you, because it is getting smarter and smarter.
There’s nowhere to hide from this new recognition algorithm developed by Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Department. It can pin down the identity of a person without looking at their face at all.
And it actually feels like artificial intelligence, because this is something that humans can do. It’s quite easy for us to identify a person that we know by body shape, height, hair color and usual hair styles. And now Facebook can do this too.
“There are a lot of cues we use. People have characteristic aspects, even if you look at them from the back (…). For example, you can recognise Mark Zuckerberg very easily, because he always wears a gray T-shirt.” said Yann LeCun, Facebook’s head of the Artificial Intelligence department.
This recognition algorithm will be employed in its brand new app called Moments, that will enable its users to reminisce over common memories in the form of photos from each other’s camera roll. The app will search one use’s photos for those that include the other, by using these complex recognition algorithms, that employ facial recognition and this alternative version that utilize other features to identify a person.
The Moments app will actually not be released in Europe, due to its use of the facial recognition algorithm, that the European Union strongly frowns upon. This new type of algorithm will definitely not improve the situation at all, and so this brand new high-tech Facebook will have to be excluded in Europe.
As for non-European countries, the algorithm will probably be used in Facebook tag suggestion feature and so, the social media platform will be able to keep a tab on who you usually go out with, not to mention when you change your hair and body size.
It is a little bit scary that Facebook knows so much about its users, but it is absolutely fascinating how the users themselves are the one who supply the information. Selfies appear to be absolutely irresistible, because people keep posting them regardless of who is watching.
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