May 6, 2015

Machine Learning Can Guess Your Age

Microsoft has published a new site called “How Old Do I Look” to demonstrate the potential for its machine learning service Azure to spot trends and make predictions. Users can upload a photo to the site and Microsoft’s algorithms will identify the face in the image and estimate the age of the person pictured. Microsoft created the site to showcase the impact cloud computing has on machine learning applications—processes historically restricted to those who could afford the massive amounts of computing power required to process such large quantities of data.

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