Facebook has announced that it’s shutting down its facial recognition system. This means that more than one billion users who opted in won’t be automatically recognized across he platform anymore, and Facebook will delete their facial recognition data.
Privacy Nightmare: This site will show you “all the photos” of anyone on the web
Facial recognition technology has been causing quite a stir for a while now. While some are paranoid about it, others find it to be useful, life changing even. Well, now there’s a new website to be either paranoid or thrilled about. PimEyes allows you to upload just one photo of a person, and it will analyze the internet to see where else this person’s photos have been published.
Instagram adds photo descriptions to aid visually impaired users
Since Instagram is all about visual content, it wasn’t easily accessible to visually impaired users. But this is about to change: Instagram is introducing two new features that will help the visually impaired to use the app.
Facebook is training its image recognition AI on your Instagram photos
Facebook is constantly looking to improve their image recognition features, and your photos are, of course, a part of these efforts. But, it’s not only the photos you post on Facebook: your Instagram images are included as well, and it seems they’re rather helpful, too.
MIT Tricks Google’s Vision AI into thinking a turtle is a gun
There have been a lot of positive. useful and sometimes amusing stories about various image AI & machine learning systems over the past couple of years. There have also been some that are either quite creepy or simply the stuff of nightmares. Whatever you use image recognition AI for, though, it seems it can be easily fooled, with a little bit of work.
A team at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratoy (CSAIL) these systems are even easier to fool than they thought. In a new paper, they’ve developed a system that is up to 1,000 times faster than existing methods. And it works with “black box” systems, too – these are closed source systems to which a hacker has no access to the code.
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