WebCam Software Can Discern Gender and Age

You can decline to state your age but you can't hide from this new facial recognition software from Omron Corp: it can tell the sex and age of people!

A computer screen displays the sex and age of people as determined by face-recognition software developed by Omron Corp. at the CEATEC technology trade show in Chiba, Japan October 2, 2007. The Japanese text reads: (L to R) "Woman 20-39 years, Man 20-39 years, Man 20-39 years".

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You guys are overly harsh on a new technology: yes a 19 year window is quite a sizeable one, but that's actually amazing that the software *can* discern adult vs. children's faces.

I remember the first few generations of voice recognition - those were horrible - but they did become much better over the years.

You can just see where the technology is taking us the next couple of decades.
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This myspace user is zero to 19 years of age and this predator issuing a friend request is 58 to 77 years of age. This should get fun, especially if it's as accurate as the voice recognition software.
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