Facebook’s software is a whiz at finding friends and picking out faces in photos.
Now, the company will use its expertise to help find bad guys and rescue young victims of sex-trafficking operations.
On Thursday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Facebook (FB) engineers will help his office use “innovative data and analytical methods” to combat online child sex operations.
The plan involves the use of algorithms to scour internet ads, according to a press release describing the initiative.
After the snapshot you can start video chatting and the camera software will compare the snapshot of the background with the current image and subtract everything that was in the original snapshot (so the background (your messy room) will be removed completely but you’ll stay).
You can even add your own background, perhaps a tropical island? Throughout our lives we adjust and learn to ignore our own facial flaws based on what we see in the mirror (a horizontally mirrored version of our face).
Despite web cams being embedded everywhere, we just don’t video chat the way Star Trek, Back to the Future, and all the other futuristic films of the past thought we would.