Facebook can spot you even if your face is covered
New York: You cannot hide from Facebook, no matter what you do. An experimental algorithm out of Facebook’s artificial intelligence lab can recognise people in photographs even when their faces are not fully visible. Instead it looks for other unique characteristics like hairdo, clothing, body shape and pose, reported New Scientist. The research team pulled almost 40,000 public photos from Flickr - some of people with their full face clearly visible and others where they were turned away - and ran them through a sophisticated neural network. The final algorithm was able to recognise people’s identities with 83 percent accuracy.