Published on February 10th, 2015 📆 | 3740 Views ⚑0
Facebook can identify your face from any image with Deep Face
But with good or bad intentions, Facebook holds all the cards and will still be able to identify you in any picture and hold on to that very valuable personal data. Additionally, other entities who are researching similar technology specifically the government and private companies such as Google may very well have access to this data as well.
The technology behind Deep Face is actually very intriguing. With the ability to read features in a variety of lighting conditions and angles the way human eyes are able to, Deep Face uses an algorithmic technique called “Deep Learning”. By drawing on constants from an existing image data, the program is able to learn to recognize pixel patterns in new faces and become more accurate in identifying people’s faces. The algorithm improves itself, and is able to analyze faces as eyes, mouths, and ears instead of pixels and use that data to guess when the same faces show up in vastly different kinds of pictures..