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Tinder is to 'swipe left' on catfishing as the popular dating app starts using artificial intelligence to check that profile photos uploaded by users are genuine.
The photo verification feature will allow members to get their images authenticated by posing for a series of real-time selfies.
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Human-assisted artificial intelligence technology will then compare these submission to existing profile photos to confirm that they do match up.
Once a person's photos have been verified, their profile will be granted a blue checkmark icon so that other users can trust their appearance is genuine.
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The verification feature is one of a number of dating safety features being added to Tinder, which will also gain a dedicated in-app safety centre and panic button.
"Every day, millions of our members trust us to introduce them to new people,' said Tinder's chief executive officer Elie Seidman.
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'We're dedicated to building innovative safety features powered by best-in-class technology that meet the needs of today's daters.'
'I'm proud to share these updates, which represent an important step in driving our safety work forward at an unmatched scale.'
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Photo verification is just one of several new safety features announced today by the Match Group -owned platform.
The so-called 'Does this bother you?' feature will use machine learning to try to identify offensive messages and provide users with an option to report inappropriate behaviour.
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Similar technology will power an 'undo' feature, which will prompt users to recall messages with potentially offensive language before they are fully sent.
Tinder will also be unveiling a dedicated 'safety...
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