Facebook AI Wants To Open Closed Eyes In Pictures

This is just a tad…ok, REALLY creepy…

We have no idea why, but Facebook wants to use it’s AI to open your eyes in pictures where they are closed…

VIA Mashable:

A pair of Facebook engineers have come up with an artificial intelligence tool that fixes people’s closed eyes in photos, a research paper published this week by the social media company revealed.

The 10-page paper likened the method to other photo retouching methods such as removing blemishes and red-eye corrections.

Although the idea is still in its research phase, it’s the first technology of its kind that “fixes” closed eyes in photos while taking into account uncontrollable variables like lighting. Adobe, the leading photo editing software, does not have the capability to do that yet.

Although it’s still unclear whether Facebook will ever use this method to fix photos on the social network, the breakthrough could feasibly present privacy concerns for its users. The company is already undergoing a class-action lawsuit opened in April over using AI facial recognition technology without users’ permission to suggest tagging them in photos.

The people suing claimed Facebook’s feature violated laws that prohibited companies from gathering people’s biometric data without their permission. And this new editing function solely relies on collecting, using, and scrutinizing user biometric information.

This is what it would look like…and yes, thats an ancient picture of Gandhi…

*DELETES FACEBOOK AND RUNS AWAY*

(Main Image/AI Image)

Posted in All Stories, Annoucer Blogs, Matt Barron, News

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