This software knows how memorable your face is

A selection of more memorable images MIT/Memnet If people are constantly forgetting that they’ve already met you, we’ve got some bad news — your face may just be ‘unmemorable’. Now you have the chance to be deemed unmemorable by a computer, too, as researchers at MIT have developed an algorithm that imitates this process in an artificial network.  Memnet is a deep learning algorithm that predicts almost as well as a human brain how memorable your photos — including selfies — are. First, a base level of ‘memorability’ was established by asking 5,000 participants to rate images by how familiar they seemed. These images were then put through Memnet, which performed almost as well as humans and 30 percent better than existing software. Less memorable images MIT/Memnet Previous research focused only on…


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