What's my age again?

For a bit of Friday fun, we thought we'd test out the new 'How Old Do I Look?' app around the office.

You may have already seen an array of orange-bordered selfies with gender and age signals popping up all over your social media feeds. Where has this latest viral trend come from? At the Build developer conference in San Francisco, Microsoft showed off a website that claimed to be able to guess your age and gender from a single picture.

How-old.net was born from a test of Microsoft’s face recognition API. You upload a photo to the site, and wait nervously while it analyses the image. From that image, it uses Microsoft’s facial recognition technology to pick out the faces, and then determines the sex and age of the subject based on algorithms.

How accurate is it?

Hmm.. we tested it out - see for yourself how old our phones think we are (we've left the most amusing 'til last)

Susannah
Susannah
Simon
Simon
Rowena
Rowena
Helena
Helena
Mark L
Mark L
Jonathan
Jonathan
Eva
Eva
Carl
Carl
Andy
Andy
Antoine
Antoine
Tessa
Tessa
Neil
Neil

Apparently growing older doesn't mean growing up for Declan

Declan
Declan

The only one that was accurate (Happy 30th for next Tuesday, Craigo!)

Craig
Craig

We know we call him Digital Grandad, but we didn't think Hux was THAT old...

Hux
Hux

And it's raised all sorts of questions about what Rob really is?

Rob
Rob

Have you tried it out? Share your 'how old' selfies with us on Twitter @LambCMC