App of the Week: Microsoft's 'How Old Do I Look?'

May 4, 2015
2 min read

Microsoft has created a pretty fun, but wildly inaccurate website that tells you how old you look just by analyzing your photo. Well, sometimes the 'How Old Do I Look' app manages to be accurate, but other times it’s just ridiculously wrong (LMAO at Madonna).

The process is pretty basic. You go to the site here, upload a picture, wait a few seconds, and then the machine gives you a number.

But guessing someone's age is never really easy or polite, even for an algorithm. So the website does come with a little apology at the end of a guess: "Sorry if we didn't quite get the age and gender right," not that it makes you feel any better.

The company unveiled the website at a conference on Thursday as a way to show off its new software. Part of a new initiative called Project Oxford, Microsoft says you could use this face detection technology for tasks like sorting through a large photo collection, but for now it’s currently being used for a bit of harmless fun.

Even Arsenal fans are in on the joke using the app to troll Chelsea, suggesting that they only came into existence when Abramovich came along.

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Yes, it is probably fake, but that doesn't make it any less funny.

Writer & Content Strategist.
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