Feature like compare-a-face, but against all images in FamilySearch?
edited February 18, 2021 in Suggest an Idea
emil schutte said: I think it would be very useful to extend the compare-a-face tool to search all images in FamilySearch. Has this ever been considered? Thanks!
FamilySearch Moderator said: Here is the reply from the engineers:
It has been, but it's fairly tricky to figure out, because of strict laws governing the use of facial recognition. Just as one example, we would likely never be able to do every memory, because people frequently upload photos of living individuals.
But we definitely love the idea of someone being able to find their lookalike anywhere in the tree!0
emil schutte said: That makes sense, thanks for the quick reply. I guess I had only public records in mind but didn't think about how it might be hard to separate those out. Perhaps some subset of vetted collections could be made available, instead of all user uploads. But yes it would need to respect privacy and any applicable laws, somehow. Thanks!0
Robert Wren said: Is FamilySearch Moderator an individual, or a title used in this forum by several people.
If an individual, why not just post a name like other FS employees seem to do?
I do notice a "Family Tree FAQ" & an "anonymous" in the employee list also, but I'm unsure of the need for 'secrecy' in this forum.0