Citing “growing concerns” about privacy and ethics, Facebook has announced it will stop using face recognition technology and delete more than a billion individual templates harvested so far from users who opted into the program.
The decision comes as part of “a company-wide move to limit the use of facial recognition in our products,” Jerome Pesenti, Facebook’s VP of Artificial Intelligence, said on Tuesday.
When the feature is discontinued, sometime “in the coming weeks,” more than a billion Facebook users who have opted in will have their facial recognition templates deleted and they will not be automatically recognized, Pesenti explained. –
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