Microsoft recently launched a new face detection API to developers, but it also came up with a rather cool demo for anyone to test out. It's a website called How-Old.net that attempts to predict the age and gender of a person just by scanning a picture.
Microsoft combined a number of its products and services, including Bing and Azure, to create the website. It stated:
The site not only allow people to upload their own pictures to be scanned, it also allows them to use photos found in a search powered by Bing. The final result is, well, interesting but not necessarily accurate. Our own Derek Kessler is still a young and spry 28 years old but How-Old.net has labeled him as 41 years old when we uploaded a recent photo of him.
Microsoft says that it is striving to improve the new face detection API, so hopefully How-Old.net will offer more precise predictions over the next several months. Microsoft is adding in face detection as one of its new Windows Hello security features in Windows 10.
Source: How-Old.net, Microsoft
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