Social networking giant Facebook is building an artificial intelligence tool that would warn people when they are about to do something they might regret later such as uploading an embarrassing photo on the social networking site.
The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (Fair) lab, Yann LeCun, and his team are now laying the basic groundwork for the tool.
LeCun says they want to build a kind of Facebook digital assistant that will recognize when you are uploading an embarrassing photo from a late-night party.
LeCun said, this assistant would tap you on the shoulder and say: “Uh, this is being posted publicly. Are you sure you want your boss and your mother to see this?”
The tool will rely on image recognition technology that can distinguish between your drunken self and your sober self, ‘Wired’ reported.
The larger aim is to create things like the digital assistant that can closely analyse not only photos but all sorts of other stuff posted to Facebook.
“You need a machine to really understand content and understand people and be able to hold all that data,” he said.
Facebook lab has already developed algorithms that examine a user’s overall Facebook behaviour in an effort to identify the right content for their news feed — content they are likely to click on — and they will soon analyse the text users type into status posts, automatically suggesting relevant hashtags.
LeCun and his team are also looking towards AI systems that can understand Facebook data in more complex ways.
Source: Business Line