by Jasper Hamill
RESEARCHERS have taught a robot to recognise 10,000 celebrity faces – but it made a hilarious slip-up when asked to identify the singer and actress Janelle Monáe.
A computer firm called Clarifai tested out its star-spotting software on a picture of Monáe, but was shocked when it suggested the snap showed Chevy Chase.
Matthew Zeiler, Clarifai’s CEO and founder, appeared at a tech conference to show off his clever software which uses artificial intelligence to identify faces.
It was shown a picture of Monáe from a post for the film Hidden Figures but thought it was comedy legend Chevy Chase, according to MIT Technology Review.
“The model is clearly a work in progress,” the magazine wrote.
We’re not sure whether Janelle (or Chevy) would be flattered by the comparison.
But Peter Andre might be chuffed to know the system thinks he’s actually Drake, the Canadian rapper.
We scanned a few British celebs into the system and you can see the results below.
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“Recognising faces is a common artificial-intelligence task, but recognising who, specifically, is in an image can be much trickier, especially in different lighting conditions or when the subjects are not staring straight at a camera or are occluded by other people or objects,” an expert from MIT Technology review added.
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