Facebook photo recognition fail
Anyway, yesterday I uploaded this picture that I made. Because it amused me:
(Description: A picture of Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart. Caption: Mild-mannered newspaper reporter. Big dorky glasses. Named Capehart. Draw your own conclusions. With the S in the middle of "conclusions" replaced by a Superman symbol.)
Facebook processed that picture and automatically tagged it as a picture of my friend Daniel. Who looks like this:
(It's an old small avatar image I found. He doesn't have too many public pictures that I could find. His current FB profile picture is a potato with a face drawn on it.)
Now, at a casual glance, the two might appear similar. They do both wear glasses, have short, dark hair, and somewhat similarly shaped noses. You will, however, notice that there are many differences between the two faces. For example, their ears and mouths are shaped differently. Also their eyebrows. And Jonathan is at least a decade older than Dan, probably two. Oh, yes, and also their respective skin colors are just about as far apart as humans get.
I think FB's algorithm needs some work...