Yahoo Labs creates an algorithm that can tell if a portrait is beautiful


Yahoo Labs has developed a machine learning algorithm that can identify beautiful portraits and separate them from lose that are less than lovely. The question is what standard of “beauty” are they using in this new algorithm.

Using test groups they had people rate photos from 1-10 and found the sharpness of facial landmarks, image contrast, illumination, and other patterns seemed to matter most on the portraits labeled higher on the scale. All this information was used in this new algorithm.

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