Facebook’s new facial recognition software is super creepy

Posted on Jun 23 2015 - 5:28am by TekGuru

So recently Facebook decided to try out some new facial recognition software to try and ID people in pictures by their faces. That can have some good and bad implantation to it, depending on how you use that technology. Some would even say that it would make the government’s job of keeping a track on you a lot easier, which they are right, I guess in a creepy way. Well if that wasn’t creepy enough prepare to be super creeped out by Facebook’s newest update to its facial recognition software.

Their newest update to the software, wont require your face at all. Like some supernatural on steroids forensics expert, the social network’s technology has apparently has become so advanced that it can use other cues; such as hairdo, body shape, pose, etc to ID people. Creeped out yet?

If the answer is no, well then this next part should creep you out a little bit then. Facebook says after culling through 40,000 photos on Flickr—some faces were visible, some faces were not—its technology was 83-percent accurate; which is by any means amazing, yet very creepy. Who knows exactly how Facebook plans to utilize this new software. But one thing is for sure, it really will not help you and I out.

 

What are your thoughts? How will Facebook use this software? Are you creeped out yet? Will you still use Facebook? Anything else to add?

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  1. Sulfen September 14, 2015 at 1:01 am - Reply

    I wouldn’t trust a company who has a long history of giving the government access to private data. Luckily I don’t use my real name on Facebook (I use a different name that everyone knows me by) so it’s useless for tracking me.

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