Facebook developing tech that can recognize you in photos — even if your face isn’t showing

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Facebook is working on facial-recognition technology that can identify someone even if their face isn’t in the photo.

The tech recognizes people in photos using distinguishing features other than their face, according to New Scientist

To test its algorithm, Facebook scanned more than 40,000 public photos from Flickr with faces in the frame or out of it, and eventually achieved 83% accuracy using the software. The algorithm looked at various attributes, including hair, clothing and body type to determine who was in the photo.

“For example, you can recognize Mark Zuckerberg very easily because he always wears a gray T-shirt,” Yann LeCun, Facebook’s head of artificial intelligence, told New Scientist. Read more…

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