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The #10yearchallenge: harmless pastime or a useful trick of Facebook?

A profile picture of ten years ago, re-posting on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, along with a current copy. The #10yearchallenge is trending at socialemediagebruikers. An innocent pastime? Technology-experte Kate O’neill has her say.

In an op-ed in technologiemagazine Wired asks Kate O’neill wondered whether it might be a trick of Facebook, himself to the algorithms for face detection on point.

‘Ten years ago I would have probably participated. Now I ask me the question how that information may be used in algorithms for face detection to further refine’, tweette them earlier.

Who the #10yearchallenge first launched, is still difficult to determine, but it is a godsend for socialemediabedrijven. So many bite-sized data with a fixed time span of ten years between photos are ideal feed for algorithms that aging and leeftijdsherkenning need to bring. Facebook stressed via a spokesman that it has no hand in the #10yearchallenge.

‘I don’t want to claim that this hype in itself is dangerous, but wants to point to a trend where people are aware of,” writes O’neill.

Of course, it was most of the posted photos has long been on Facebook. ‘But the #10yearchallenge provides the company a valuable, pure series simple and convenient to use tagged now-and-then-photos’, thus the technology-experte. By the photos with captions such as, “I in 2009 at the university, I work in 2019′ add users a lot of value to the series. ‘With scanned-in photos from the past were missing, sometimes data about where and when the picture exactly was taken.’ Those gaps are now partly filled up.

But is it necessarily bad that Facebook photos can help make a algorithm for face detection on point to convert? ‘Not necessarily,’ said O’neill. ‘In a sense that is inevitable.’

Missing children

To help find missing children may find it useful to take photos using a smart algorithm to aging. The police can with face tracking criminals easier to detect, and with respect for the privacy happen.

The same technology, however, also allows insurance companies to analyze who is faster aging than the average peer. A higher risk than a higher insurance premium. Or advertentieborden can with camera’s age to find, and their advertising message to tune into. “As with all new technologies, there is the chance that an unintended way.’

Will post a profile picture of ten years ago have negative consequences? It Is dangerous to face recognition software is more intelligent? Not certain”, it sounds the further in her op-ed. ‘Los of this specific hype, we should especially be more sensible to learn how to deal with the data that we create and share, the access that we have to provide and the consequences of it. People continue to be the link between the physical and digital world.”

“Our data are the fuel that businesses smarter and more profitable. We need to of companies claim that they our data with respect. But then we must also wisely’, concludes O’neill.

This message on Instagram

Apparently there is more! ???? The Perks of Being a Wallflower. ?? #thechallengeissurviving

A message shared by Madonna (@madonna) on 15 Jan 2019 at 4:45 (PST)

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