Facebook’s new image-recognition technology could be a data windfall for advertisers

A Facebook photo is worth a thousand data points. The social network’s image-recognition tool, introduced this week as a way to read photos to blind people, has given marketers — they’re marketers, after all — ad targeting dreams dancing in their heads. Facebook’s service, called Automatic Alternative Text, was built to give blind people an audio breakdown of what’s in photos, ...Read the full article