IBM’s Watson supercomputer to start analyzing your selfies for marketing data

If you share selfies prolifically on Facebook and Twitter, you’re probably used to other humans poring over your life. What you might not be used to is an artificial-intelligence entity doing the creeping.At an event in San Francisco this week, IBM revealed that Watson, the ultra-intelligent artificial-intelligence system poised to either save humanity or bring about the robot apocalypse, will soon be analyzing photos and videos on social networks in an attempt to spot trends.IBM is pitching Watson’s new Visual Insights API to developers as a way to scrape user data in a way that has never been possible before. The company is essentially asking developers up with creative ways to use the data, promising to help them test and scale the API if a project seems particularly promising.The privacy implications here are pretty…


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