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Facebook warning for parents who upload pictures of their children

 

Parents uploading pictures of their children to Facebook will get a warning if their photo is about to be seen by the public, the social network’s engineering boss has said.

Jay Parikh, Facebook’s vice president of Engineering, said advances in artificial intelligence mean in future the system can better analyse the content of these images.

It will then alert users if photos of family members are about to be made public.

At a media event in Bloomsbury on Wednesday night, Mr Parikh told the Evening Standard: “If I were to upload a photo of my kids playing at the park and I accidentally had it shared with the public, this system could say: ‘Hey wait a minute, this is a photo of your kids, normally you post this to just your family members, are you sure you want to do this?’

“I think (it’s) a nice intelligent way for us to help you manage all of the data and the information around you, and that could be just helping you process this stuff and getting it right the first time.”

There’s ways to keep Facebook safe, so if there’s objectionable content we can find that stuff using these very intelligent systems so that we can weed out this objectionable content faster.

– Mr Parikh


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