See how old Microsoft thinks you are

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How old am I? How old are any of us? It’s a number you inherently know, and now Microsoft has created a terribly powerful machine that will judge your age using algorithms. You give it a picture, and it gives you almost instantaneous judgement, complete with gender assignment.

Behind the scenes, Microsoft is using machine learning to better churn through the untold number of photos on the internet. That is not an easy job, and one just about every search company is trying to get just right. So what’s the point of this? Microsoft says it’s for “obtaining real time insights” on the data it’s gathering about people’s gender and age. It also means you can give it countless photos of your friends, family, celebrities, and mythological…

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