Facebook Won’t Forget Your Weirdest Posts, Even If You Do

Facebook recently suggested that I search for my fiancee’s little sister “licking batter.” I am neither kidding nor surprised, but yeah, it’s kind of weird. Facebook just suggested that I search for my fiancée’s little sister “licking batter” ? pic.twitter.com/24Ls39KnyP— Damon Beres (@dlberes) January 12, 2016 At the very same time, it also recommended that I search for a dear friend with the keyword “nudist” attached. This was a bit surprising, as I’ve only seen him fully clothed, but hey, new year, new you. Facebook Here’s why each of those two things happened: Facebook is deeply invested in developing superior “machine learning” techniques. It wants its software to recognize things about data — your words and photographs — that make sense to people but not necessarily computers. Think about the way…


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