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Instagram tests new tools to verify user age

Instagramchecks the age of people using the service, such as face scanning artificial intelligence tools, letting mutual friends check their age, uploading IDs, etc. I'm testing a new way to do it.

But at least the tools aren't used yet to keep kids away from popular photo and video sharing apps. Current testing only ensures that the user is over 18 years old.

The use of face-scanning AI, especially for teenagers, is some on Thursday, given the checked history of Instagram parents Metain terms of protecting user privacy. I rang the alarm bell. Meta emphasized that the technology used to identify people's ages cannot recognize their identities, that is, they can only recognize their age. Once the age verification is complete, Meta says it, and the AI ​​contractor Yoti, who has partnered to perform the scan, deletes the video.

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Facebook and Instagram-owning Meta will start Thursday when someone changes their birth date on Instagram from under 18 to over 18 You need to check your age using one of these methods, which you said you're trying to edit.

Meta continues to question the negative impact its products, especially Instagram, on teens.

As with any social media platform, your child must be technically 13 years of age or older to use Instagram. However, some people avoid this by lying about their age or by having their parents do so. On the other hand, teens between the ages of 13 and 17 have additional restrictions on their accounts. For example, an unconnected adult cannot send a message until he is 18 years old.

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The use of uploaded IDs It's not new, but the other two options are new. To use the face scan option, the user must upload a video selfie. The video is then sent to London-based startup Yoti, which uses people's facial features to estimate their age.

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Yoti Capital It's one of the few biometric companies that are leveraging it in the UK and Europe to enhance age verification technology to prevent children from accessing pornography, dating apps and other adult internet content. We are promoting it. Of course, there are also alcohol and other off-limits products in physical stores.

Yoti has worked with several major UK supermarkets on self-checkout counter face scan cameras. We have also started checking the ages of users of Yubo, a French video chat room app for young people.

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Daragh Murray, a senior instructor at the University of Essex Law School, promised to remove the applicant's face image and not use it to recognize individual faces. He said he was showing other social concerns.

"There is a problem when trying to identify by age, gender, etc., because there are many known biases," Murray said. "You're essentially looking at stereotypes, but people are very different."

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According to a 2019 survey by US agencies, face recognition techniques often function unevenly based on race, gender, and age. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has found high error rates for the youngest and oldest people. An analysis of the results published by Yoti reveals a similar trend, but with a slightly higher error rate for women and people with darker skin.

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Meta Face scan move is a departure from what some technology competitors are doing. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a face analysis tool "aimed to infer" identity attributes such as emotional status and age and gender because of concerns about "stereotypes, discrimination, or unjustified denial of services." Announced that it will stop offering.

Meta itself announced last year that it would shut down Facebook's facial recognition system and remove the facial photos of more than a billion people after years of scrutiny from courts and regulators. But at the time, they didn't give up on such technology altogether, moving away from the widespread tagging of social media photos that helped promote the commercial use of facial recognition to "narrower forms of personal authentication." Was showing.

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