Screwing with Microsoft’s age guessing machine is frickin’ hilarious

Screwing with Microsoft’s age guessing machine is frickin’ hilarious

In the three-hour keynote of Microsoft’s second day of the Build Developer Conference, one of the more amusing highlights was How-Old.net, an age-guessing algorithm that does what it advertises using face-recognition technology. Although the website warned that the demo does not promise complete accuracy, most have been able to get fairly reasonable results.

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(I turn 26 later this year, this photo was taken a month before my 25th birthday).

Others? Not so much.


As with most computer algorithms, you can totally game the whole system if you wanted to, and here are a few ways to do it.

The thumb face

The innocent infant look

The frozen in Carbonite

The nap time

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(As stated above, I am not 13.)

The ancient feature

The double take

The gender bender

The scream

…not to be confused with Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream.’

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The birthday juju

The sexyback

The photobomb

The I’m-so-old-I’m-actually-dead

Any other funny ones we missed? Share them in the comments below!

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