Face­book can spot you even if your face is cov­ered

Asian Journal - - World -

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.

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