Facebook shutting down facial-recognition program

Facebook is calling it quits on its facial-recognition program amid growing concerns from regulators and users.

According to the tech giant, more than a third of Facebook's daily active users who have opted into its facial-recognition setting will no longer be automatically recognized in photos and videos and its facial-recognition template used to identify more than a billion people will be deleted. 

In addition, Facebook's automatic alt-text (ATT) system, which uses advanced AI to generate descriptions of images for users who are blind and visually impaired and facial recognition to tell them when they or one of their friends are in an image, will no longer include the names of people recognized in photos but will function normally otherwise.