Found 1 blog post for the month: April 2012

Super Face Scanning Software

(This is not an April Fools thing). From Gizmodo:

Here's a pleasant first little look at Skynet—Face.com, which develops facial recognition software, now boasts that it can pinpoint your age based on your mug alone. Let's test it out.

The software is meant for developers to use in their apps—say, a browser extension that would block certain sites when kids were on the computer. Sure it's a little eery to think a computer can know us so well, but, God, get over it. And as it turns out, it's still pretty rough around the edges.


So I tried it out (direct link here) with these pictures:



And here are the results I got:

Bearded Me:
Estimated Age: 31
Max Age: 42
Min Age: 23
Gender: Male
Glasses: true
Lips: Sealed
Mood: Happy
Smiling: false

Clean Shaven Me:
Estimated Age: 24
Max Age: 32
Min Age: 19
Gender: Male
Glasses: true
Lips: Sealed
Mood: Neutral
Smiling: false

So the natural conclusion is that I look older with facial hair. Not bad! I was 25 at the time I took the photos so it looks like the age estimation stuff isn't too bad. At least for me. What are some of your results?