HA! The software says you’re ugly, I told ya so!

Most people can tell you if the person they are looking at is attractive, but they can’t tell you why they think so. Now, a Tel Aviv University student has developed software to crack the age-old problem of identifying facial features that would be considered beautiful by most people.

“Until now, computers have been taught to identify basic facial characteristics – like is this a woman’s face or a man’s,” explains Amit Kagian, who developed the program for his master’s thesis in computer science.

“Our software allows the computer to complete a much more complex task of esthetic judgment, which humans cannot define exactly how they do it. Esthetic judgment is linked to sentiment and more abstract considerations, but now we have made the computer do it. This constitutes a substantial advance in the development of artificial intelligence.” (link)

1 Response to “HA! The software says you’re ugly, I told ya so!”

  1. 1 HA! The software says you’re ugly, I told ya so! Trackback on April 1, 2008 at 9:28 am

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