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This Is What Facebook Sees When It Scans Your Face

This Is What Facebook Sees When It Scans Your Face | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
One artist turned Facebook's facial recognition code into a series of "Eternal Portraits."


DeepFace, Facebook’s facial recognition software, is now 97.35% accurate and “closely approaching human-level performance,” according to a new paperpublished by the social network’s AI research team. On the surface that level of reliability feels impressive, but for all its accuracy, what exactly does Facebook see when it looks at you?


Using Facebook’s proprietary data (in 2013 there was a short time when users could download their facial recognition template — users can no longer download this data), Brian House, a media artist and teacher at the Rhode Island School of Design, and student Jason Rabie took their own raw data as well as their friends’ and isolated the unique facial recognition templates for a series they call “Eternal Portraits.” Here’s how House describes the project:

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