10/11/2021

The Washington Post

A closer look into Facebook's decision to drop facial recognition

An article in The Washington Post reports on Facebook's decision to close its facial recognition system and the likelihood of it returning one day. Facebook had initially planned to cancel the programme and delete its data for nearly a year—instead, the company aimed to rebuild Meta with privacy in mind. However, Andrew Bosworth, vice president of augmented and virtual reality at Facebook and soon-to-be chief technologist, proposed against cutting the tech altogether in favour of implementing it into metaverse development. 

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