does mapillary team use the submitted blur requests to train/teach the auto-blur ?
on one hand, it would be terribly disappointing if all the user-submitted blurs would go to waste. that’s a massive amount of information. granted, the requests shouldn’t be taken as “this is the absolute truth about blurring on this image” but more like “this is better than what the image had before”, but that’s detail
on the other hand, i’ve seen people request blurs in images i uploaded that seem to blur “there’s a human head somewhere there” - that is, not faces, but humans from the back, including shoulders and pretty much covering the upper half of the person. that would not be useful for face recognition training at all (and those blur requests got approved, too).
so what is it currently, are the blur requests used for training or discarded ?