Facebook To End Use Of Facial Recognition Software

Facebook announced on Tuesday it is shutting down its facial recognition system, which automatically identifies users in photos and videos, reason being that there is a growing concern in society over the use of the technology.

“Regulators are still in the process of providing a clear set of rules governing its use,” said Jerome Pesenti, vice president of artificial intelligence at Facebook, in a blog post. “Amid this ongoing uncertainty, we believe that limiting the use of facial recognition to a narrow set of use cases is appropriate.”

Facebook which just last week rebranded its mother company name to Meta platforms has said that one-third of its users use the facial recognition technology and that its phasing out would me that will delete over 1 billion facial recognition records of people

The shutting down of the technology is said to going to have a global outreach and the exercise is expected to be completed by December

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