“The many specific instances where facial recognition can be helpful need to be weighed against growing concerns about the use of this technology as a whole,” wrote Jerome Pesenti, the company’s vice president for artificial intelligence.
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Facebook introduced this controversial technology in a way that highlighted its benefits while downplaying the negative effects. Facebook’s promotion of the technology has already left a permanent imprint on the Internet. Companies such as Google and Apple use similar facial recognition features for photo tagging, though typically only in personal albums not available for public view.
The social network last week changed the name of its parent company to Meta, is in the midst of a crisis over its public reputation after a whistleblower came forward with tens of thousands of pages of research documenting the company’s knowledge of extensive societal harms caused by its service.
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Mark Zuckerberg has appeared eager in recent weeks to show it takes potential negative consequences from its products into account. The company recently said, for example, that it was
pausing the development of Instagram for children in response to allegations that the company’s internal research found that the product caused harm to the body image of some teen girls.