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Facebook is dropping facial recognition

The Wall Street Journal 11/03/2021

Facebook has said that it will shut down its facial recognition system in the coming weeks. Members who have opted in will no longer be automatically recognized when photos and videos are posted on the social media site. “We need to weigh the positive use cases for facial recognition against growing societal concerns, especially as regulators have yet to provide clear rules,” said Jerome Pesenti, vice president of artificial intelligence at Meta, formerly Facebook.

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