November 27, 2021


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Facebook will destroy more than a billion face recognition templates

Facebook will destroy more than a billion face recognition templates

Since 2010 Facebook has announced that it will not use face recognition on its site to allow a person to be identified based on photos or videos posted on the social network.

The California team, which has been involved in a number of scandals, has also pointed out that it suppresses accumulated facial recognition information related to one billion users.

“This change will be one of the most significant advances in the use of facial recognition in the history of this technology.”, Jerome Besenti, vice president of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence, stressed.

“More than a third of everyday Facebook users have enabled face recognition and can be identified.”, He noted.

More than a billion facial recognition number templates will be suppressed. This unexpected result means that some popular tools on the network no longer work, for example, when someone posts a photo the algorithm fails to identify those in it.

Facebook is facing a series of allegations related to the release of internal documents by a former employee. At a web summit in the US Congress, the European Parliament and now in Lisbon, Francis Haugan has assured that the social media company puts its profits before the safety of its users.

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