Although one hopes to have hidden their photos on the internet, a simple search can deliver unexpected results and show you, for example, on a dating website. The website PimEyes is capable of tracking similarities throughout the network, collecting them and delivering them even to the one who has paid to find them.
PimEyes It is an application based on artificial intelligence and facial recognition that works through an image that is provided of a person. This combination of technologies employs a reverse lookup with the goal of “auditing copyright infringements.”
Basically, what is intended is to be able to find all the photographic material on the internet to defend yourself against “fraudsters, identity thieves or people who use your image illegally,” they argue from the site.
PImEyes even recognizes images that the naked eye would not find on the internet.
Also, the results are strangely accurate. The chances of you finding who you’re looking for are pretty high. This also adds to its danger, since the times it is wrong, it usually shows results from porn pages.
In addition, the results are strangely successful. The chances of you finding who you’re looking for are pretty high. This also adds to its danger, since the times it is wrong, it usually shows results from porn pages. For obvious reasons, it can be alarming to anyone who sees themselves reflected in these images; even if they end up being real.
to search in PimEyes, you just need to upload a photo to the site. Then the platform will do the rest, indexing results from the web that are potentially correct.
PimEyes has various monthly plans to search and control photographic material on the Internet. Photo: capture.
Unlike other technologies like clear viewthis tool does not search within social networks. In this way, the user will not find content published on Twitter or Instagram. Instead, results will appear from news, articles, magazines, and for some reason, porn sites.
Who is behind PimEyes
Upon uploading an image, PimEye will start a reverse search to find results.
The new owner of the platform is Giorgi Gobronidzea 34-year-old academic who says his interest in advanced technology began with Russian cyberattacks against his native Georgia.
Gobronidze assured that he thinks that PimEyes can be a tool for something positive like helping people to monitor your online reputation. For example, the journalist who didn’t like the image the photographer was using, she could now ask him to remove it from her page.
PimEyes users are only supposed to search their faces or the faces of people who have given consent, Gobronidze said.
However, he pointed out that the use of the platform depended on people acting “ethically”, which offers little protection against the ability to remain anonymous in the crowd.
PimEyes has no controls to prevent users from searching for a face that isn’t their own and instructs the user to pay a hefty sum to prevent damaging photos generated by one night’s bad decisions from haunting them forever.