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How Old Do You Look? Microsoft's Bot Takes a Guess

And, as you can see, it's quite accurate. Microsoft built How Old Do I Look?--a free browser application that guesses how old you are and your gender from a photo.

It's having a bit of trouble with my avatar.

It says that Aragorn, the King of Gondor, is 35 when he was well into his 80s during the War of the Ring. So although TechCrunch speaks highly of the program, I think that it still needs work.

Try it with your own photos. Does it work for you?

-via Joe Carter


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I put several of my kids' pictures through it. For one, it guessed 16 to 20 (she's 18). The other, it guessed 34 to 63 (she's 16). You'd think the braces would be a giveaway.
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I love that site! Told me I was 27 instead of 47. I was at a Fall Out Boy concert in the picture...so maybe that was taken into account in the algorithm. :)
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I tried a 4 year old photo and it guessed the age I was in the photo correctly. Then I pulled one of me at 17 and it guessed 23. Next I tried a photo from last week, it guess I was ten years older than I am. Either the algorithm can't take heavy make-up into account very well or I have really gone down hill in the last four years.
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Stupid Microsoft... I ran it using the profile pic I use for most social media accounts and it said I look 73! I'm 46 :(

So I tried again with a more recent photo (because I'm masochistic like that) and it said I look 54. I guess I should be happy that at least I'm looking younger every year.
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