An AI-powered bot has been developed by Stanford researchers to automatically cover up the faces of Black Lives Matter demonstrators in pictures.

Everybody should be allowed to protest. And if done lawfully, to do so without fear of ruining items such as their opportunities for potential jobs because they were snapped at a protest, from which a small few may have gone on to do illegal acts such as arson and looting.

With videos from the demonstrations being widely circulated to raise awareness on social media, police have taken the opportunity to link the individuals identified in them to facial recognition databases.

We have seen a the number of arrests at BLM protests over the past weeks, with photographs circulated across the web allowing certain individuals to be immediately identified and subsequent arrests to hinder protest activity,” the researchers clarify.” 

The bot immediately covers them with the black fist emoji that has become synonymous with the Black Lives Matter campaign, instead of blurring the faces. The researchers hope that such a solution would be incorporated into the channels of social media, but accept that it is impossible.

On a dataset consisting of about 1.2 million people named QNRF, the researchers trained the model for their AI bot. They warn, however, that it is not foolproof as a person may be recognized by other means, such as what clothing they wear. 

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