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.
“We're hunting for awesome startups”
Run an early-stage company? We're inviting 250 to exhibit at TNW Conference and pitch on stage!
Others? Not so much.
— Lauren Cunningham (@LaurenSlypig) April 30, 2015
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
— tristan walker (@tristanwalker) April 30, 2015
The frozen in Carbonite
The nap time
(As stated above, I am not 13.)
The ancient feature
The double take
The gender bender
— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) April 30, 2015
…not to be confused with Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream.’
The birthday juju
— Mark (@mark3k) April 30, 2015
— Sami Smith (@pastelparasol) April 30, 2015
Any other funny ones we missed? Share them in the comments below!
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