If you have uploaded a photo to your Facebook timeline lately, you already know the social media platform attempts to identify your friends’ faces in your photos. Considering the angles and lack of focus, the technology is fairly accurate, except for that time it tried to tag your husband with your great aunt’s profile. This interesting information came to us from Time in their article, “How Facebook Is Getting Better at Recognizing Your Photos.”

Facebook has long been able to recognize the people in your photos and sort images by where they were taken. Using artificial intelligence, it will soon be able to understand what is happening in the photo.

Facebook sees this as improving the user experience as they will be able to search Facebook for photos based on what is in them. So if you are out with the bestie on a Friday night and have a photo snapped toasting with margaritas, your drink just became a potential query tag.

Melody K. Smith

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