Facebook’s DensePose Tech Raises Concerns About Potential Misuse | Robotics

Still image from Facebook's DensePose video.
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In early 2018, Facebook’s researchers unveiled a deep-learning system that can transform 2D photo and video images of people into 3D mesh models of those human bodies in motion. Last month, Facebook publicly shared the code for its “DensePose” technology, which could be used by Hollywood filmmakers and augmented reality game developers—but maybe also by those seeking to build a surveillance state.

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