How Old Do I Look?

“How old do I look?” Do you find yourself asking that question from time to time?

Maybe a well-meaning spouse slowly backs out of the room when this query pops up. Or your best friend suddenly finds the reception breaking up on her phone at exactly that moment.

Well, now there’s an app that will take care of this for you.

The latest viral sensation is Microsoft’s How Old Do I Look app. It’s easy to use: upload a recent photo of yourself and within seconds the app will make an attempt to determine your age.

Of course, the technology isn’t always accurate–which is to be expected. And Microsoft is aware of that. They’ve made it clear that the age and gender-recognition features are still experimental for now.

“…we definitely want to improve over time,” said Ryan Galgon, senior program manager for Microsoft technology and research, in an interview with VentureBeat.

Try telling that to the millions of people on Facebook and Twitter who have turned the app into a popular trending topic.

Not wanting to be left out of the fun, we decided put the How Old Do I Look app to the test, too. How would some of our favourite Zoomer celebrities fair during this highly scientific test? Here are the results…

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Jack Nicholson

The app guessed he was 66 years old. His actual age is 78.

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George Takei

The app guessed he was 58 years old. His actual age is 78! #appfail

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 The app guessed he was 48 years old. His actual age is 60!

emma-thompson-how-old-do-i-look-appEmma Thompson

 The app guessed she was 56 years old. Her actual age is in fact 56! Way to go app!

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Oprah Winfrey

The app guessed she was 48 years old. Her actual age is 61.

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 Helen Mirren

The app guessed she was 53 years old. Her actual age is 69.

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George Clooney

The app guessed he was 59 years old. His actual age is 53. Close, but no cigar app…

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Julianne Moore

The app guessed she was 41 years old. Her actual age is 54.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

The app guessed he was 73 years old. His actual age is 67.

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Cindy Crawford

The app guessed she was 39 years old. Her actual age is 49. You missed by a decade, app!