The instability that hit Facebook on Wednesday revealed a "secret" of Facebook: how social networking identifies users' photos through artificial intelligence. A bug that affects feed photos causes descriptions made by the machine to appear on screen. Image may contain one or more people and text, says description of one of the posts posted on the fanpage of TechTudo. The behavior also extends to Instagram posts, which have also experienced errors since early Wednesday morning.
When the failure occurs in photos of users, it is possible to notice when the social network identifies exactly who it is, revealing use of the facial recognition system. If artificial intelligence correctly identifies the face, the description of the photo may contain the person's name even if it was not manually marked.
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Facebook crash shows how the network identifies what's on users' photos through artificial intelligence Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo
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In other examples collected by the The vergeYou can see how smart technology understands photos with flowers, buildings and landscapes in general. In some cases, upload failure can happen in the user's profile photo, causing Facebook to show how artificial intelligence identifies a person's face. In these situations, information appears about beard, glasses, time of day and even the style of the photo whether taken near or far, for example.
Facebook can identify people smiling, sitting or standing, besides plants and animals Photo: Reproduction / TechTudo
Wanted by TechTudo, Instagram has not yet commented on the error. Facebook has acknowledged a number of social network flaws and said it was working to address them. We know that some people and businesses are having trouble uploading or uploading images, videos and other files to our applications. We are working to normalize the situation as quickly as possible, "says the company note.
Errors in social media images remained active until the close of the business. As for WhatsApp, which also crashes, there remain reports of users that photos and audio cannot be uploaded.
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