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February 6, 2019
By innotechtoday

In today’s QuickBytes video, we talk about how the viral social media trend #10YearChallenge could be a brilliant scheme for advancing facial recognition technology.




Full Video Transcript

Welcome to QuickBytes where we give you tech news fast, quick and swiftly. My Names Adam lets dive in!

So if you’ve been on social media lately you might have seen a current trend. The 10 year challenge – FB, twitter, IG….its all over……and it’s kind of contagious

Really it’s just for people to reminisce… see how far they’ve grown. See how much they’ve changed. Posting pictures of yourself from now and 10 years ago.

Harmless you say right? Or maybe not

Well let’s make sure you know what your getting yourself into… “How is this data being used?” pondered author of Tech Humanist , Kate Oniel , and “How could this data be mined to train facial recognition algorithms on age progression and age recognition.”

You basically just did all the hard work for them!

We’ve all seen some of the benefits of facial recognition , age progression for murder suspects years later, and even reconnecting missing children to their families, we use it to unlock our phones, China even has some ATMs that let you withdraw cash,  and buy plane tickets.

But what about the negative – Face Id can be utilized for targeting ads.

Ad displays can have cameras  that can scan and adapt to their target audience or age group. I already get creeped out when Amazon knows what i’ve been shopping for.

Are Facebook and other tech companies using or selling this information to help build facial recognition programs.

Surely Facebook wouldn’t sell you out would they?

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or via your favorite social channel and tag @InnoTechToday.

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