How old do I look?
As if you needed a reminder, Microsoft just dropped a new website that uses facial recognition technology to guess your (or anyone else’s) age, but the results so far have been pretty hilarious.
The website, called how-old.net, allows you to upload any image, and in a matter of seconds, it will come back at you with an estimated age.
My friends and I played around with this for hours last night, and while all of the estimates were generally a little off (Microsoft’s facial tech has a ways to go), the robot kept saying that our one friend (who is 25) was 80+. It was pretty hysterical.
In fact, on the site, which is super easy to use and have some fun with, Microsoft has a disclaimer that tells you they’re still working on their facial application programming interface (API), which aside from guessing someone’s age can also help determine if a face appearing in multiple pictures belongs to the same person. Think of how Facebook already knows who’s in your picture before you tag it.
Have you tried old how-old.net yet? Did it work for you?
We played around with a few of our favorite shows and movies, and this is what we got:
The Big Bang Theory
Actual ages around time of photo: 30, 39, 26, 37, 31
Actual ages around time of photo: 45, 48, X, X, 28, X, 39, 42, 45, X
Actual ages around time of photo: 36, 31, 32, 29, 32
Game of Thrones
Actual ages around time of photo: 11, 12, 21, 21, 21
Let us know how spot-on or dead-wrong the site is for you!
How old does the Microsoft robot think you are? You might be insulted.