No anonymity on Facebook photos: Apparently, the social network has developed software that goes far beyond the mere facial recognition – with her people to can be identified even if the face is not.
Instead, the software from Facebook search for features characteristic for a person like hairstyle, clothing, attitude and body structure, reports new scientist at http://www.shopareview.com/social-media_10-things-people-should-not-do-on-facebook_2016/. The research team of Facebook would have used 40,000 photos the Flickr platform for the development of software as the basis, people with and without face were shown on the. The final algorithm is able to detect people with an 83-percent security and was recently presented at a Conference in Boston.
“He Is Always A Grey T-Shirt”
The Facebook employee’s Yann LeCun, who is Chief of the Department of artificial intelligence, says there are many clues that could be used by the software. “People have a characteristic appearance, even if you can see it only from behind,” LeCun said. “Mark Zuckerberg for example is very easy to see, because he is always a grey T-Shirt.”
According to LeCun, the software could help especially people who are concerned about their privacy on the Internet. They could use the algorithm, to find out whether images have been released of them by other people. It appears doubtful whether Facebook rather has a contrary benefit in mind, to gather more information and to encourage users of the social network to share content: recently, the release of the new app Facebook moment in Europe was been stopped – privacy advocates had criticized the automatic face detection in the application.