Instagram will scan users’ faces

Social network Instagram is testing a new method for verifying the age of users. This is an artificial intelligence tool from a third-party company, Yoti. He can determine the age of a person after scanning the face, writes The Verge.

The message says that to register an account on Instagram, the user must be at least 13 years old. But over a long period of time, the company did nothing to comply with this rule. Until 2019, new users were not asked for their date of birth or attempted to verify it. Currently, age verification is only required when teens attempt to edit information to show that they are 18 years of age or older.

With Yoti, it will be easier to determine the age. You just need to send a video selfie, and machine learning will do its job.

We will remind, earlier wrote that Microsoft will stop using artificial intelligence to recognize emotions, gender, age and hairstyles of a person. The decision was influenced by growing dissatisfaction with technology, possible abuse and discrimination.

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