Facebook has announced that it will no longer use facial recognition on its platform, allowing it, since 2010, to recognize a person based on photos or videos posted on this social network.
The California group implicated in several scandals has also indicated that it will suppress the backlog of facial recognition information relating to one billion users, according to a statement.
“This change will mark one of the most significant developments in the use of facial recognition in the history of this technology,” said the company’s vice president of artificial intelligence, Jerome Bisenti. He noted that “more than a third of daily Facebook users have turned on facial recognition and can be identified.” “So more than a billion digital forms of facial recognition will be suppressed.
This unexpected decision means that some popular tools on the network will no longer work, for example, the algorithm will fail to identify the people in the photo when someone posts it.
Facebook is facing a series of charges linked to a former employee’s disclosure of internal documents. Francis Hogan, in remarks at the US Congress and European Parliament, and now, at the Web Summit in Lisbon, ensured that the social networking company puts its profits before the safety of its users.
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