#Facebook’s #Image #Outage Reveals How The Company’s #AI Tags Your #Photos; #socialmedia #Privacy

New York (The Verge) — Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos theverge.com/2019/7/3/20681….

Thanks to an outage currently affecting Facebook, users of the social network have been given a peek behind the digital curtain, with many images on the site now replaced with the tags they’ve been assigned by the company’s AI machine vision systems. These tags are used for accessibility, but they show how images you share online could be mined for personal data.

Well, thanks to an outage currently affecting Facebook, users of the social network have been given a similar peek behind the digital curtain, with many images on the site now replaced with the tags they’ve been assigned by the company’s machine vision systems.

So if you browse through your uploaded photos, instead of seeing holiday snaps or pictures of food and friends, you’ll be shown text saying things like “image may contain: people smiling, people dancing, wedding and indoor” or just “image may contain: cat.”

In short: this is how your life looks to a computer. This is how Facebook’s AI is judging you. Do you feel ashamed before the all-seeing digital eye?! James Vincent/@verge

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