Matthew Crist
Senior Copywriter

Dreading those embarrassing photos from the office Christmas party? Well fear not. Facebook are planning to release software that could help you maintain your dignity in future.

Drunk Selfie

Facebook is believed to be developing software that will ask if users really want to post pictures of themselves and friends who may be under the influence.

By utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI), the system will analyse photos and other Facebook actions and identify potentially embarrassing elements ahead of them going public.

Put simply,  the latest development will essentially look at what are user is posting and say, “Err, are you sure?!”

Creating this type of software primarily involves developing image recognition technology capable of distinguishing between a person’s sober appearance and what they look like when inebriated.

It’s essentially the same form of deep learning AI which the social network already uses to identify faces that can be tagged in photos.

“Imagine that you had an intelligent digital assistant which would mediate your interaction with your friends and also with content on Facebook,” explains Yann LeCun, Facebook’s chief of its artificial intelligence research.

So as the festive party season really gets into gear, make the most of those drunken snaps while you can.

They may soon be a thing of the past.