Facebook Terminates the System of Facial IDs

Facebook Terminates the System of Facial IDs

Facebook plans to terminate the face recognition system and delete the facial prints of more than 1 billion people. This is growing concern about the police and their misuse of technology by the police and others.

According to Meta Artificial Intelligence Vice President Jerome Pesenti, this change is one of the largest in the history of technology for facial recognition. Deleting this will cause more than a billion people to remove individual face recognition templates.

Jerome said the company has been trying to reassess the positives of using technology against growing social concerns, especially since regulators do not have clear rules in place.

On Thursday, the company announced its new name – Meta, but only for the company and not for the social network. According to the representative, this change will help the organization create technologies. The company envisages as the next iteration of the Internet – “Metaverse”.

The company is still experiencing its most significant public relations crisis. Documents leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen showed its products are causing and often did little or nothing to fix it. Facebook, at this point, did not answer questions about how it could convince people that their image data was indeed deleted. Moreover, it did not clarify what this key technology was doing.

In 2019, Facebook concluded using a face recognition system to identify customers’ friends in uploaded images and naturally tagged them. Facebook has also received a lawsuit for its tagging feature in Illinois.

According to Kristen Martin, professor of technological ethics, the decision is an excellent example for both the customer and the company. The move shows the strength of public and regulatory tension, as the face recognition structure has been the subject of hard criticism for more than years.

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According to Pesenti, facial recognition can be precious when the technology is personally working on a person’s own devices. This face recognition method on a machine in smartphone unlock systems does not require communication of face data with an external server, which is the most common tech today. Apple uses this type of technology to enhance the Face ID system to unlock iPhones.

Researchers have been asking questions over the years about the technology industry’s use of facial scanning systems. According to their research, this system worked unevenly between gender, race, and age boundaries.

Another major problem with face recognition is that companies have to create unique facial prints of many people to use it. This happens mostly without their consent. It can be used in human tracking systems. We don’t know yet what kind of alternative Facebook will use. We will see the changes that the company will implement soon.