AI can teach you how to take a good selfie

This Taylor Swift selfie ranked at 51 in Karpathy’s AI test of celebrity selfies Taylor Swift/Instagram Andrej Karpathy has the formula for taking the perfect selfie — and he worked it out using artificial intelligence. Karpathy — a Computer Science PhD candidate at Stanford and summer intern with Google DeepMind — has created an AI network that can rank millions of selfies, and work out what makes each successful.  Karpathy collected two million selfies for his project, and ran them through a convolutional neural network. He fed the system with some data about which selfies were “good” or “bad” — depending on the number of likes they received, how many followers the user had and the number of tags on the image — and tuned its filters to improve the data. …


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