Facebook Face Recognition feature shuts down forever. Over 1 billion faces will be deleted by the Meta-owned social media giant due to user privacy concerns. Facebook’s Facial Recognition system is an AI deep learning algorithm. It can recognize people in images and videos. Now, after receiving criticism for using such Artificial Intelligence, Facebook decides to take it down.
Face recognition has been removed by the world’s largest social networking site, as the tech giant has faces a reckoning over the ethics of employing technology in recent years. Facial recognition is popular among retailers, hospitals, and other businesses for security purposes. But with its unconstrained use, Privacy may be jeopardized, underprivileged groups may be targeted, and intrusive surveillance may become commonplace.
As a result of increased worry and pressure from users, Facebook facial recognition system will turn off perpetually. It has long been an important feature of the Social Media platform. It seems like the company wants to detach itself from all the past accusations of privacy-related issues. Meta, the new umbrella corporation for Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, introduce MetaVerse, a virtual environment that can replace the internet.
According to Meta, the Facebook Face Recognition system will completely turn off. Users actively using the function will no longer be recognized automatically in photos and videos. In addition, the company claims that it will remove more than 1 billion registered faces from all systems. However, Meta still believes facial recognition can be useful in situations such as gaining access to a locked account.
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