Facebook’s AI tool can spot faces in photos even if they are hidden

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An experimental algorithm developed by Facebook’s artificial intelligence lab can recognise people in photographs even when their faces are hidden.

The algorithm will recognise a person through their unique characteristics such as hairdo, clothing, body shape and pose. Yann LeCun, head of artificial intelligence at Facebook, wanted to see if modern face-recognition algorithms could be adapted to recognise people in situations where someone’s face is not clear, something humans can already do quite well.

The research team pulled almost 40,000 public photos from Flickr – some of people with their full face clearly visible, and others where they were turned away – and ran them through a sophisticated neural network.

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An experimental algorithm developed by Facebook’s artificial intelligence lab can recognise people in photographs even when their faces are hidden.

The algorithm will recognise a person through their unique characteristics such as hairdo, clothing, body shape and pose. Yann LeCun, head of artificial intelligence at Facebook, wanted to see if modern face-recognition algorithms could be adapted to recognise people in situations where someone’s face is not clear, something humans can already do quite well.

The research team pulled almost 40,000 public photos from Flickr – some of people with their full face clearly visible, and others where they were turned away – and ran them through a sophisticated neural network.

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