Facebook Computer Vision AI Can Now Creepily Search Your Photos And Understand What’s In …

Little did we know it, but Facebook’s engineers have been experimenting with a computer vision platform that is able to sort through photographs and search for what’s contained in them, even when they’re not tagged or captioned. For example, the platform can tell if the photo has a tiger in it or if someone is wearing a black shirt. Facebook initially worked on this to boost the experience for the visually impaired but has now been incorporated into the social network’s search function for all users.This started out as a small research project. Engineers needed a general-purpose platform that they leverage at scale, so they built one and called it FBLearner Flow. In the beginning, there was no need to worry about provisioning or dealing with scaling for real-time traffic.…


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