Flash warning about ’20 years challenge ‘current!


Friday, May 07, 2021 – 11:04 | Last Updated: 07 05 2021 – 11:04

With the 20s challenge, which has been on the agenda recently on Instagram and Twitter, users share their current state and the state 20 years ago with the hashtag # 20yearschallenge. Statements were made one after the other from the experts. Following the warning that these shared photos and biometric data can be copied with artificial intelligence, a warning came from the Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Ömer Fatih Sayan.

With the 20s challenge, which has been on the agenda in social media recently, users join the trend by sharing their current state 20 years ago with the hashtag # 20yearschallenge. Millions of users joined this trend, which is very common especially on Instagram and Twitter.

Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Ömer Fatih Sayan made various warnings to users regarding the “20yearschallenge” trend. Deputy Minister Sayan said that these currents that copy personal data and facial expressions laid the groundwork for visual data processing, and that statistical data were created to feed artificial intelligence algorithms from the change of the current state of the person.

“WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL WHEN POSSIBLE”

Ömer Fatih Sayan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, warned citizens against the popular 20s challenge and similar trends recently, in a statement he made on his social media account. Stating that such movements, which copy personal data and facial expressions that count, lay the groundwork for visual data processing, he said, “We should be as careful as possible. One of the problems that artificial intelligence technologies are trying to solve is to give the algorithms resistance to the changes in the face caused by aging.”

“WE SHOULD BE MORE PRECISE WHEN SHARING PERSONAL DATA”

Stating that the person has created statistical data that will feed the artificial intelligence algorithms from the change of his current state, Deputy Minister Sayan said, “At the same time, our data such as fingerprints and face scanning that we share from different applications and devices contain our genetic data. “Our personal data is our information that identifies us and belongs to us that makes us specific or identifiable. For this reason, we should be more sensitive when protecting our personal data, especially when sharing it on social media.”