Extracting social value from images is part of a newer frontier in artificial intelligence called “deep learning.” Deep learning uses artificial neural networks modeled after the human brain.
The artificial networks are faster and more accurate at processing large amounts of data.
Here’s a common online dating scenario: I’ll see a blurry group photo of the back of a bunch of rock climbers’ heads or a playa-party pic showing mask-clad Burners and think, “Which one is he? In a recent scientific paper made available last month, , researchers at the University of Cambridge’s Psychometrics Centre concluded that “intelligent people have fewer faces in their images.” If you’re really an ass hat, you’ll post a photo with your sisters who look like you but are hotter.
I understand that people who post these pics think that group photos and activity shots show that they have interests and friends. But I like to see a clear shot of a guy’s face — his clothed body — and not much else.
And to make sure the photo is you—as opposed to you from two gigs ago—plan on updating the photo every three to five years.