Microsoft's official machine learning site 'How Old Do I Look?' That guesses the age from the image

A team working on a machine learning project at Microsoft is developing a service called 'How Old Do I Look? ' That measures the age of a subject from an image using the face detection API just released by the company. Since it is an official service of Microsoft, I tried to see how accurate it is.

How Old Do I Look?

There are two ways to measure the age of the subject in the image with 'How Old Do I Look?', One is to search and the other is to upload. First, try the search method. Enter 'Steve Jobs' in the search window that appears when you open the above URL and click the magnifying glass icon.

Images related to 'Steve Jobs' were displayed side by side. Let's select the image when the iPhone 4 was announced at WWDC in 2010. Click 'Use This Photo' to select an image.

Jobs' face was surrounded by a white border and 54 was displayed at the top. The image shows Mr. Jobs at the age of 55, with an error of only 1 year.

Next, I will choose Mr. Jobs on a young day.

The result was 36 years old. The image is believed to have been taken in his early twenties when Jobs founded Apple.

In the photo of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates born in 1955 together, Jobs was determined to be 39 years old and Gates was determined to be 43 years old.

In addition, 'How Old Do I Look?' Also supports searching in Japanese.

The following is an image of Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old female human rights activist from Pakistan as of 2015.

The measurement was 27 years old, which was higher than the actual age.

'How Old Do I Look?' Can also upload locally stored images to measure their age. Click 'Use your own photo' to upload.

Select the image you want to upload and click 'Open' at the end.

I was able to properly measure the age of the uploaded image. Mr. Tatsuya Okawa in the image is 33 years old as of 2015, so the measurement result is younger than the actual age.

Also, the user who used 'How Old Do I Look?' Tweeted the image of the measurement result on Twitter, so I picked up some. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is 89 years old with a big mouth open. If you have a strange face, the accuracy may decrease.

The two children side by side were measured to be 30 years old for the girl on the left and 7 years old for the boy on the right. The baby doll that the girl has is 4 years old.

It seems that Alf, the main character of the American TV drama 'Alf', was not recognized as a face.

in Review,   Web Service, Posted by darkhorse_log