Here’s what artificial intelligence thinks makes a terrible selfie

A new artificial intelligence system has figured out how not to take a selfie. Stanford University PhD student Andrej Karpathy built a deep learning system called a ConvNet that studied 2 million selfies and found that the worst selfies share a few things in common with bad photos in general — they’re usually badly lit or too close up. However, the AI also found that selfies containing more than one person tended to not get very many likes. It’s easy to see why the photos below may not attract a lot of likes — it’s difficult to even make out any faces in many of them. Here’s what the worst of the worst look like: Kaparthy writes what not to do to take a good selfie in his blog about…


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