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Ever posted a drunken photo and regretted it? Facebook offers solution with new software


Finally the service many teenagers would like has come to Facebook. We hear the social network giant is working on a software that could help users prevent posts of photos they would normally want to post. This technology would combine image and artificial intelligence which could make the software detect an unflattering image of you. In other words, this software would be able to intelligently differentiate between a sober and drunk picture.

So it would ask something like “Are you sure you want your boss and your mother to see this?” The plan was revealed by the head of Facebook’s artificial intelligence research lab

In an interview with Wired magazine, Yann LeCun said he wanted to build a Facebook assistant. In future, you may be able to get notified when someone uploads your picture without your permission.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now being used or experimented on by several Tech companies including Google. Google is currently investing heavily in AI and robotics. This is certainly the way of the future but many people still don’t agree with AI. Questions like would this be an opt-in o default program would definitely arise. One of the things Yann LeCun said while speaking with Wired magazine was that in future, your interactions with friends on Facebook may be mediated by the software.

How this would encroach into your online privacy would also be a topic for debate as we gradually embrace artificial intelligence.

In all though, teenagers and people who party really hard will see this technology as a welcome development.

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