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Facebook is developing technology to prevent people posting images they might regret

Facebook is developing technology to prevent people posting images they might regret

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Facebook have revealed its plans to launch technology, which could help users to double-think before posting potentially embarrassing images to the social media site

Almost everyone has been victim to an embarrassing tag or photo upload that they would rather forget, and apparently Facebook have your back...

One of the social media network's artificial intelligence researchers, Yann LeCun, is said to be working on technology that would provide a Facebook tool to flag potentially embarrassing images.

"Imagine that you had an intelligent digital assistant which would mediate your interaction with your friends," LeCun told Wired. "And also with content on Facebook." 

The technology would work by differentiating your usual image – how you pose, what you wear, and flag any images that do not follow the norm. Facebook already utlises facial recognition technology, which is eerily accurate – helping users to tag their friends before they've even thought about it. The new digital 'embarrassment-prevention' assistant will use a form of artificial intelligence called "deep learning" – a technology bootstrapped by LeCun and other academics. 

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