Facebook has a new feature called “tag suggestions,” which uses facial recognition technology to suggest possible photo subjects and prompt users to label images with the correct friend tags for each photo. Users can upload large batches of photos at once; Facebook parses the photos and groups similar faces, then suggests who’s in the photo based on previously tagged photos from each user.
Sure, the technology isn’t totally new. But the Facebook stage puts it at a pretty grand scale. And for the die-hard taggers out there, it’s probably a significant timesaver.
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