Computer Taught To Recognize Attractiveness In Women. "Beauty," goes the old saying, "is in the eye of the beholder.
" But does the beholder have to be human? Not necessarily, say scientists at Tel Aviv University. Amit Kagian, an M.Sc. graduate from the TAU School of Computer Sciences, has successfully "taught" a computer how to interpret attractiveness in women. But there's a more serious dimension to this issue that reaches beyond mere vanity. The discovery is a step towards developing artificial intelligence in computers. From Mathematics to Aesthetics "Until now, computers have been taught how to identify basic facial characteristics, such as the difference between a woman and a man, and even to detect facial expressions," says Kagian. In the first step of the study, 30 men and women were presented with 100 different faces of Caucasian women, roughly of the same age, and were asked to judge the beauty of each face. Additional features such as face symmetry, smoothness of the skin and hair color were fed into the analysis as well. What makes us attractive? What is beauty?: Viewzone.
© 2014 by Dan Eden for Viewzone Do you remember being in high school or college and noticing a group of females who had their own special group?
More than likely they were the "popular" girls and the most pretty and conceited. When these kinds of people are depicted in movies they often get their egos crushed by plain classmates with better personalities. But, unfortunately, in real life this is unlikely. Being "beautiful" has its rewards and these usually continue throughout adulthood. Studies show attractive people prefer to associate with others like themselves.
The secret of beauty and attractiveness has been a quest of humans for as long as we have been civilized. Besides being popular, beautiful people get special attention from teachers, the legal system and employers. While we instinctively know what appeals to our own sense of beauty -- we know it when we see it -- defining what determines attractiveness is not always easy. 'Beauty Machine' Makes Average Face A Knockout With A Single Click. Our mothers told us that true beauty is more than skin deep — but researchers from Tel Aviv University are now challenging Mom.
They’ve built a beauty machine that, with the press of a button, turns a picture of your own ordinary face into that of a cover model. While its output is currently limited to digitized images, the software may be able to guide plastic surgeons, aid magazine cover editors, and even become a feature incorporated into all digital cameras. "Beauty, contrary to what most people think, is not simply in the eye of the beholder," says lead researcher Prof.
Daniel Cohen-Or of the Blavatnik School of Computer Sciences at Tel Aviv University. With the aid of computers, attractiveness can be objectified and boiled down to a function of mathematical distances or ratios, he says. In the Eyes of a Majority of Beholders The research has attracted interest and controversy. “Beauty can be quantified by mathematical measurements and ratios. True to the Real You. Serge Birault. Smallest Man-made Orange. EDIT: These wonderful creations are the brain-clild of Angie Scarr.
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All you need is some wire and a pair of pliers with cutters. My favorite wire for this exercise is tie wire and you can get it almost any hardware store. The idea is to explore shapes and lines that you create by bending the wire. This exercise will force you to focus more on the line and less on the “drawing.” Non-dominant Hand Give your non-dominant hand a chance to shine. Draw Vertically you should be doing most of these drawing exercises vertically if you have an easel or drawing horse. Continuous Contour Line Drawing Examples from Draw and Paint Online A Continuous Contour Line Drawing is an exercise to help us focus on the line. Continuous Blind Contour Line Drawing Example from Anne Leuck Feldhaus If you enjoy the contour line exercise, then you should certainly try this one. Gesture Drawing Draw the Negative Space.