Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Facebook's Facial Recognition Algorithms Have Just Reached a New Level

Facebook's New Facial Recognition Feature Is Unnerving Privacy Experts (and Maybe You Too) A New Kind Of Secure! Facebook Unveils Facial Recognition
Hilda Schwartz | 22 December, 2017, 01:02

"If you're in a photo and are part of the audience for that post, we'll notify you, even if you haven't been tagged", Mr. Candela said. Although this is the first official announcement that the company is moving more intensely towards facial technology - and perhaps farther away from previous forms of individual security as it skews more towards control over one's presence - facial recognition has always been a part of Facebook's platform.

The facial recognition technology, which uses artificially intelligent algorithms, doesn't appear to have changed much since Facebook began using it in 2010 to suggest the identities of people in photos.

Facebook unveiled the new Photo Review feature earlier this week.

"We recognize that there are a lot of different views on this issue and lots of different approaches to providing people with transparency and control", the company said in a statement.

We're always working to make it easier for all people, regardless of ability, to access Facebook, make connections and have more opportunities. Currently, facial recognition features on Facebook are not yet allowed in Canada or Europe, although they are in the United States. Alternately, if neither of these options is good, users will also be able to report the photos to Facebook. Our technology analyzes the pixels in photos you're already tagged in and generates a string of numbers we call a template.

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Tech companies are putting in place a variety of functions using facial recognition technology, despite fears about how the facial data could be used.

We are introducing these new features in most places, except in Canada and the European Union where we don't now offer face recognition technology.

Facebook lets the person posting a photo have the final say this way in order to deal with situations like public speaking events, where the speaker shouldn't have control over what's shared.

With regards to helping the visually impaired, two years ago, Facebook launched an automatic alt-text tool that describes photos to people with vision loss.

Facebook users will now get a notification if their photo has been uploaded by anyone else on Facebook even if they're not tagged in it.

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