Computer Program Rates Female Beauty
Machines are getting smarter, no doubt, potentially able to engage in a conversation and, erm, kill their captors. But, telling just how hot a given person is has remained outside of the computer's grasp thus far. That's about to change thanks to software that can tell how attractive women are.
A program written by an Israeli computer scientist as a Masters thesis can take an image of a given woman and tell you just how shagalicious she is, making "aesthetic judgements" about the appearance of the person in question. The software was trained to recognize aspects like facial geometry, hair color, and skin smoothness to produce an overall attractiveness rating. When those ratings were compared to those given by humans, the machine produced similar results -- for women. The machine has apparently not been programmed to gauge the relative hunkiness of dudes, supposedly due to the "greater variety of positions regarding male beauty."
We're inclined to think it's more due to the interests of the programmer in question.
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