This is the simple meme that takes over your social channels: The 10-year Challenge, where users upload side-by-side photos of themselves a decade ago and now. But Facebook may not be that simple
Facebook Wednesday has distanced itself from the "10-year challenge" after the article sparked speculation that the social media giant could secretly capture data from photos to improve algorithms for face recognition. This is a scenario that those who have been studying social media companies do not rule out, despite Facebook's denials. with an upcoming book on how artificial intelligence can manipulate people. "She presented Facebook with a terrible opportunity to learn, to train their systems to better recognize small changes" in consumer expressions, she said. "1
O'Neill pointed out that the viral challenge has filled Facebook with labeled, side-by-side user shots taken within a certain period of time. This is different and easier to analyze than the years of photos that users have already uploaded to a particular order. It is also more useful for technologies that try to capture the way people look and how they get older.