Microsoft has introduced a new website that can guess your age based on the photos you submit.
Working on Microsoft's Face detection APIs, the website has gained instant fame just two days since its launch, with hundreds of thousands of users trying out the new tool.
Several user reviews have suggested that the results are not always precise. The website has predicted the age of several users to be twice as much as they actually are, a cause of severe heartburn for most women.
However, our own tests had the website guess the gender and the age precisely on several occasions, which implies that the tool isn't a mere prank. Microsoft have clarified on the site that perfecting the art may take more time as the site gets to predict the gender and age of thousands of images every day.
If you thought that the website is intended just for fun and can be a real dispenser of boredom, just click on the terms and conditions at the bottom of the site.
According to the T&Cs, any image that we upload on the site gives Microsoft, its affiliates, and necessary sublicensees, “the license rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat your Submission; to publish your name in connection with your Submission; and to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Website Services.”
If you are uncomfortable watching your pictures being circulated or published around the World Wide Web without your express permission, we would recommend not to upload any picture on the new site as there may be a possibility that you may find your face recommending a product or a service on the internet that you have no connection with.
In case you're interested, you can upload an image of yourself at http://how-old.net and watch the site conjure up your age. You can also read more about how the tool works at http://blog.how-old.net/