Behind the Fun: How-old.net shows off Cortana Analytics Suite power, adds feature

Remember How-old.net and #howoldrobot? The site where everyone was uploading pictures of themselves and Justin Bieber for age-checking? Miccrosoft’s corporate vice president of Information Management & Machine Learning, Joseph Sirosh, has taken to the company’s Machine Learning Blog today to share about the magic behind one of the “coolest” viral Microsoft project to come out in a while, and it has all to do with Cortana. To be specific, the project is powered by components of the Cortana Analytics Suites, a collection of perceptual intelligence APIs for big data and analytics first unveiled in July this year. Started as a fun demo of the suite’s power for Sirosh’s //Build keynote, How-old.net quickly went viral and in 7 days had had 50 millions people uploading half a billion images to test the algorithms. The site has been a…


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