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How old does that picture say you are?
« on: 02 May 2015, 15:42 »

http://how-old.net/

The picture of me in Cuba it got right within a year; one of me on my 65th birthday it said 75, and one of me at 62 with my grandson on my shoulders it suggested I was 37.  It also said 37 for me with a beard at 26.

So, rather variable!



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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #1 on: 02 May 2015, 17:05 »

Most of the ones I tried ended up around 22-28, but then I got this gem:



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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #2 on: 02 May 2015, 19:35 »

I did my FB profile pic and it hit my age right on the head, but it failed to recognize my husband at all. Which was odd, since more of his face is in the photo than mine.
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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #3 on: 02 May 2015, 20:12 »

I'm good with Microsoft not owning my face, thanks.
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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #4 on: 02 May 2015, 20:27 »

Most of the ones I tried ended up around 22-28, but then I got this gem:



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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #5 on: 02 May 2015, 21:37 »

I submitted a montage of all the Dr. Who actors.
it was close.
except for the War Doctor: listed him as 99.
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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #6 on: 03 May 2015, 03:58 »

I tried Angela Merkel (whose photos, to be fair, are often photoshopped to make her look younger), but how old she looked seemed to depend mostly on her facial expression.
Smiles: younger
frown: older

I don't know, it looks like a completely useless, but not even very surprising or novel feature. Everyone knows that you can look vastly different in photos depending on your facial expression and the lighting.
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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #7 on: 03 May 2015, 04:00 »

The question is rather "How old does this algorithm say you are in this picture?"
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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #8 on: 03 May 2015, 04:36 »



Almost.

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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #9 on: 03 May 2015, 05:36 »

You're my age!
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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #10 on: 04 May 2015, 05:49 »

It seemed to assess me as around ten years younger than I actually am. One outlier made me seventeen (it was an older pic but I was in my late twenties when it was taken). :psyduck: Possibly it is confused by East Asians.
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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #11 on: 04 May 2015, 12:16 »

Wouldn't surprise me, I think Western perception of East Asian age is pretty shaky. Possibly because we're trying to apply our indicators which aren't always relevant. I know I'm terrible at it and have done embarrassing things because of it.
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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #12 on: 05 May 2015, 08:18 »

42, consistently and with multiple pictures. Which is odd because I know for a fact that I look younger than I am. Maybe my glasses are throwing it off.
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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #13 on: 05 May 2015, 10:47 »

Hm.



Well, it's consistent with everybody saying I look older than the twenty I am.
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Re: How old does that picture say you are?
« Reply #14 on: 05 May 2015, 11:51 »

We're the same age!
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