IBM Stirs Controversy by Using Flickr Photos for AI Facial Recognition

March 14, 2019

(CNet) – Some photographers who contributed photos to the Flickr photo-sharing site were surprised IBM used those same photos in a million-image collection to train AI face-recognition systems — but perhaps they shouldn’t have been. The Flickr photos had been shared under a Creative Commons license, a framework under which people can loosen restrictions on photos, text, video or other material that otherwise would be protected by copyright.

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