Saturday, May 17, 2014

This Is Kind Of Cool... I think

From the Las Vegas Sun: 
Let's assume you are, oh, 25 years old. Wrinkle-free, bag-free, sag-free.
Would you want to see a pretty realistic image of what you'll look like at age 70?
A little hesitation?
In a couple of months you'll be able to do just do that.
Just upload a photo of you, at any age — 2, 10, 25 — into a free program created at the University of Washington's Computer Science & Engineering department.
In about a minute, you'll see the old you. If you dare.
Or put in a photo of anyone.
Certainly, it worked quite well when we tested it with photos of former President Clinton as a kid, and compared what the program said he'd look like now with a real photo of the older Clinton.
We also asked the program to age a number of others — from Miley Cyrus to Russell Wilson to Macklemore — to show them in their 60s. It showed us what Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain would have looked like had they lived, to 71 and 47 this year, respectively.
No wonder so many plastic surgeons get rich.
But, it turns out that the main researcher who put together this age-progression software has not run her own photo.
"I didn't do that, no," says Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, an assistant professor who helped create the program.
I put my photo in and they came up with this:

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