Instagram is engaged in testing new verification methods, this includes asking followers your age and even using AI that is being used to predict your age through a video selfie. To ensure that the user is at least 13 years old and has been stated that 'to ensure that the teen and adult is right for their age group as well.' '
For the "social watching" system, Instagram speaks to the user's 3 manual followers to confirm their age. Those followers must be at least 18 years of age to respond to the request and must have three days' time. Users can still confirm their age with id card photos.
This will happen with the help of Yoti: For the AI part you need to take a video selfie, which Instagram can then share with a company called Yoti. In an Instagram blog post, it says, "Yotee's technology also accurately estimates your age based on your facial features and shares what it guesses with us. Meta and Yoti then remove the emate. Technology can't recognize anything with your age.
Could tell the wrong age: yet this system appears controversial. Because users widely distrust both Facebook and Instagram with their data. On top of that, Yotee's age identity AI has mistakes based on your gender, age range, and skin color. Yoti's system is also used by the UK and German government to trace age using deep learning after already being trained on "hundreds of thousands" of paintings. But there are some flaws in it. A person's age is said to be 25 years. If he takes off his glasses, he starts saying 4 years less.
Instagram speaks about how it aims to use AI to understand people's age. For example- preventing teens from accessing Facebook dating would have to stop teens from messaging.