(AP) — Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died, so their friends and family members won’t get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthday.
The social network said that it is also adding a “tributes” section to accounts that have been memorialized, that is, designated as belonging to someone who has died. Friends and family members will be able to write posts and share photos in this section to remember their loved one.READ MORE: Judge Won't Back Down In Effort To Get Kids In Care Of DCFS Out Of Limbo In Psych Wards, Temporary Shelters
Facebook is also tightening its rules around who can memorialize an account. Until now, anyone could do this by sending the company proof that someone had died, such an obituary.READ MORE: Man Says Van Was Stolen With 3-Year-Old Daughter Inside In West Rogers Park
Now, it will have to be a friend or family member.MORE NEWS: Two Simeon High School Students, Both 15, Killed In Shootings Four Hours Apart
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