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Here's a Way to Learn If Facial Recognition Systems Used Your Photos


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Part of a mosaic of about 50,000 images from the MegaFace dataset, which includes over 3.5 million.

A new online tool lets people search many image collections to see if their old photos were used to train facial recognition systems.

Credit: Adam Harvey

The Exposing.AI online tool lets people search image collections for old photos of themselves, in order to learn if such images were used to train facial recognition systems.

The tool matches images from the Flickr online photo-sharing service, locating photos if users already have a way of pointing to them online, for example via an Internet address.

People can search only for images posted to Flickr, using a Flickr username, tag, or Internet address that can identify those pictures.

The New York Times was able to use the tool to find photos that Exposing.AI indicated were used in facial recognition datasets.

From The New York Times
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