Smile for the camera!

If you don’t like having your photograph taken, then this may give you the shivers. Facebook have created a new facial verification software called DeepFace, with a whopping 97.53 percent accuracy rating.

MIT’s report on the software stated that “The deep-learning part of DeepFace consists of nine layers of simple simulated neurons, with more than 120 million connections between them. To train that network, Facebook’s researchers tapped a tiny slice of data from their company’s hoard of user images—four million photos of faces belonging to almost 4,000 people.”

Still only a research project, Facebook hope to present their findings at  IEE conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition this summer. With a lot of scepticism and distrust surrounding the great Facebook engine, it remains to be seen how the integration will actually play out.

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