Now Facebook Recognizes Your Face Even When Your Face Is Hidden

News - (on June 24, 2015 01:41 AM)



Privacy Obsessed Should Not Read This


Isn’t it scary that you never had your profile picture uploaded on Facebook or at any other online domain, yet Facebook claims that it can recognize your face and identify you in photos? Damn it’s true!


Facebook is working on tech, and almost able to form an algorithm can automatically recognize an individual even if that individual’s face is unclear, NewScientist reported on Monday.


This new algorithm is designed to take help through unique traits like "hairdo, clothing, body shape and pose." It means, if you ever had a photo, in which your face is not clear or visible, yet Facebook’s algorithm can think nearly too human to guess your face.


Surprisingly, the first experiment sounds pretty hot, as according to NewScientist, this new algorithm passed 83% of the results when Facebook's artificial intelligence (AI) researchers applied it to 40,000 public photographs on Flickr - Picture galleries available with social networking, chat, groups, and photo ratings.

 


It is not yet clear that on what product Facebook is willing to use this technology. However, Facebook is already featured with capacity to suggest individuals for tagging in photographs. It seems that this new algorithm – if applied – will make capacity of suggesting individuals for tagging in photos more efficient and profound than before.


Yann LeCun, head of artificial intelligence at Facebook says, "There are a lot of cues we use. People have characteristic aspects, even if you look at them from the back," LeCun further added. "For example, you can recognise Mark Zuckerberg very easily, because he always wears a gray T-shirt."


However, whatever the pros and corns of this baby technology, as always, public review on this technology seems not positive as expected. When someone is not looking at the camera implies the person is privacy conscious. Hence, the whole idea behind this is subjected to raise some serious privacy implications.


"If, even when you hide your face, you can be successfully linked to your identify, that will certainly concern people," says Ralph Gross at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who says the algorithm is impressive. "Now is a time when it's important to discuss these questions."

 


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