Microsoft Site Guesses Your Age From A Photo, Demonstrates Machine Learning

Microsoft Site Guesses Your Age From A Photo, Demonstrates Machine Learning
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Here’s a nifty demonstration of machine learning: upload a photo to How-Old.net and it will guess your age.

Frankly I’m flattered that the site guessed I was two years younger than I actually am. Above, you can see its guess for the age of Doctor Who actor Tom Baker, who was 75 at the time of this photo. I don’t suppose he’ll mind.

There’s a more detailed explanation of how the site works on Microsoft’s machine learning blog.

How-Old.net [via Business Insider]

Comments

  • My 7 week old son is apparently a 3 year old girl. I don’t know how I’ll explain that to the wife…

    Seriously though, all other tests are pretty accurate for me – Mostly correct gender give or take a couple of years.

  • I turned out to be 17 years older in 1 picture and 3 years older in another, Not as bad as my poor wife who was 18 years older than she really is (don’t think i will tell her that though) also picked my son to be 13 when he is 7 and my youngest was 3 which is actually spot on.

  • It pegged me as 57 and 52 (I’m 40). Then in another it pegged me as 38. Seems fairly random.

  • And now you have all added your faces to a database for facial recognition for the NSA

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