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This article was published on April 30, 2015

Microsoft built a fun tool that guesses your age

Microsoft built a fun tool that guesses your age
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Today at Microsoft BUILD the company showed off a tiny tool that guesses your age based on a photo, built to demo the capabilities of Azure.

All you need to do is upload a photo and the tool will analyze your face to guess your age. On the first attempt for me, how-old.net overshot by far too much (I’m 24).

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The second time, it guessed 32. Not entirely accurate for me, but for others on Twitter they’re finding it to be bang on. I’ll go and buy some anti-wrinkle cream now, I guess.

You can read a detailed post on how the company built the demo if you’re interested in the finer details.

Give the site a go for yourself and let us know in the comments if it was accurate for you or not!

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