Microsoft's facial recognition service How-Old is now available as a Windows Phone app
Microsoft announced a face detection API last month, rolling out a demo to showcase the new technology through a website called How-Old.net. The Azure-based website allowed users to upload their photos, with the API predicting their age and gender by scanning their faces. The website went viral, and Microsoft is now bringing the utility to Windows Phone with the launch of the How-Old app.
The app offers similar functionality as the desktop version of the site, with users having the option of uploading images to the service or taking one with the phone's cameras. The publisher behind the app is listed as Microsoft Online, which is the hardware giant's Chinese arm. Hence, the sharing functionality is a little bare as of now, with users only able to share results to social networks popular in the country, such as Weibo and WeChat.
Head on over to the link below to download the How-Old app. For what it's worth, Microsoft thinks that I'm 38, which is slightly exaggerated given that I'm 26 (I'm blaming the beard for that). It at least got the gender right, so that's something. Let us know if you fare any better in the comments.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.
It tells show old you look in the pic.
It nowhere claims that the result is "accurate" or "precise".
It's far far from accurate.
It's just for fun and it does not require to be accurate. It's just there to have a few laughs with your friends while MS tells you that "you look freakishly old, dude."
My gf is 20, and it says she is 17.
The technology is still under development its clearly mentioned.
You seem to be referring to some other update because I am running a 730 as well and there's no Update 2 here yet.
Oh, and I'm 2 but it says I look 30...i guess I should act more mature.
Are you dead and only appear as a ghost?
If "Yes", contact an exorcist to help in your removal from this world. If "No", proceed to next question. Are you only a figment or your own mind experimenting with yourself subjectivley?
If "Yes", contact a therapist (not the rapist) in helping you get off the 'acid'. If "No", proceed to the next question. I think your camera is broken and you need a new flagship. That will fix everything I have heard...
Or not... downloading...
Microsoft: Say no more!