#10YearChallenge and data mining

Thank you Grace.

A more expounded view of the underlying principle in my article below….

Facebook 10 year Challenge- Welcome to Artificial Intelligence –

On Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 22:56 Grace Githaiga via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke wrote:

> “If you use social media, you’ve probably noticed a trend across
> Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter of people posting their then-and-now
> profile pictures, mostly from 10 years ago and this year.
> Imagine that you wanted to train a facial recognition algorithm on
> age-related characteristics and, more specifically, on age progression
> (e.g., how people are likely to look as they get older). Ideally, you’d
> want a broad and rigorous dataset with lots of people’s pictures. It would
> help if you knew they were taken a fixed number of years apart—say, 10
> years….
> In other words, thanks to this meme, there’s now a very large dataset of
> carefully curated photos of people from roughly 10 years ago and now.”
> Read more on: www.wired.com/story/facebook-10-year-meme-challenge/
> Best regards
> —
> Grace Githaiga
> Co-Convenor, Kenya ICT Action Network
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