10 Year Challenge: AI Edition

The “10 Year Challenge” seems like any other social media challenge, however it may have a major effect in the world of facial recognition.

The Challenge as it is now, is to post two pictures of yourself side by side. One of the pictures is from 2008 while the other is from 2018.

Seems pretty harmless at first glance, however Fortune 500 adviser and tech writer Kate O’Neill had this to say on Twitter.

Me 10 years ago: probably would have played along with the profile picture aging meme going around on Facebook and Instagram Me now: ponders how all this data could be mined to train facial recognition algorithms on age progression and age recognition

Kate O’Neill

With the growth of data mining and facial recognition software it will be interesting to see if this has any effect.