Image: Facebook Facebook is working on facial-recognition technology that can identify someone even if their face isn’t in the photo. The tech recognizes people in photos using distinguishing features other than their face, according to New Scientist. To test its algorithm, Facebook scanned more than 40,000 public photos from Flickr with faces in the frame or out of it, and eventually achieved 83% accuracy using the software.
“For example, you can recognize Mark Zuckerberg very easily because he always wears a gray T-shirt,” Yann LeCun, Facebook’s head of artificial intelligence, told New Scientist.
Facebook’s algorithm is only in its test phase right now, but could one day make it to the company’s apps.