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Facebook's AI will soon be able to guess which photos will embarrass you in the future

Facebook's AI will soon be able to guess which photos will embarrass you in the future
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Snapping selfies at a bar, or at a ballgame when you told your boss you were sick? Those posts can be seen by everyone, like your boss and your mother. If only you had been thinking clearly and not posted these to Facebook!

Facebook is a great way to interact with friends and family online, but it's also one of the easiest ways to get embarrassing photos of yourself out into the digital unknown. You know you shouldn't be posting those racy or inappropriate photos online, but some people still can't seem to help themselves.

That's why Facebook is working on a digital assistant that can recognize when you're posting embarrassing or inappropriate content. Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (FAIR) can already recognize your face and your friends' faces when you upload images, but that's just the beginning.

The next logical step is for FAIR to recognize sober you from drunk you, and be able to identify when you're writing inappropriate posts, to save your reputation. This sounds like a great idea, but there's another side to this coin.

Next page: Find out what else in is store for Facebook users.
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