Microsoft’s new game, how-old.net, is a funny lunch break distraction. It’s also giving the company a free database of faces for analysis – The Guardian
Microsoft launched a new game by photographing your face. This game can guess how old you are. However, the age that appears may not be the same as your actual age. Because the game is just for fun, do not be so serious.
How Old Do I Look? Being crowded discussed in the world. behind the success of the game, saved a frightening mystery. Microsoft collects your faces that may be used for analysis. Tech press and social media has been giggling about how-old.net since it was revealed at Microsoft’s BUILD conference as part of a suite of tools that quickly looks at either a face or group of faces and determines features, makes guestimates and understands things like if one face is in multiple pictures.
Giggling people who are perhaps in search of a lunch break distraction have been uploading photos of themselves, their dolls, celebrities and other images to the platform to see how uproariously funny it is if the tool is out by a year or two. It seems if you publish a game or an Internet parlor trick like this there’s no end to the information people will volunteer for free. After this is over, Microsoft will have an extensive trove of pictures, one for everyone on the Internet that was curious if a piece of software could pick their age.