Tuesday, 10 January 2017

New Facebook Computer Vision Tags

Show Facebook Computer Vision Tags is a new Chrome and Firefox extension that overlays all images appearing on your Facebook timeline with a neural-network derived classification. This reveals what Facebook's algorithms makes of them. Should we be worried?
Before any image reaches your timeline, Facebook's Deep ConvNet deep learning framework scans it in order to recognize the objects that it consists of so that  it classifies it based upon those findings.
Subsequently, these classifications make their way into HTML alt tags in order to annotate the image before it appears on the web and your timeline.
As an example of how it works, consider the following picture of a dog out on the snow, shot by people inside a café.

full article on i-programmer.info

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