An artificial intelligence researcher created a computer program to judge your selfies

Selfies are an amazing way to tell the world “here I am, rock you like a hurricane!” But according to a new artificial intelligence (AI) system built by a Stanford University researcher, not all selfies are considered equal. Stanford PhD student Andrej Karpathy built a deep learning system that analysed 2 million selfies and could tell which selfies would attract the most likes. It turns out, if you want your selfie to take over Instagram, you might want to follow a few rules — be a woman, have long hair, take a close up, and crop it close enough that the forehead is cut off, among other things. But before the AI got to these conclusions, it had to be trained. Here’s how it works The AI system is based…


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