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Computers are judging you

Postby smiley_cow » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:16 pm

CTV: Computer can judge human attractiveness

I don't know, I still like to believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Then again, if this is going to be used by advertisers, they generally conform to a standardized version of beauty anyways.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:27 am

There are a few problems with that. One being that I know several people who are attractive but not photogenic.
But based on a one off glance of a stationary photograph, I can understand how this would be possible.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby Sahan » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:24 am

I like how the guy's name is Chauvin. He start up a major cult or something based on all women being judged primarily by physical appearance, it would be great.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby LordRetard » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:24 am

Chauvin wrote:So what (the neural network is) doing is coming up with its own rating for those images based on some sort of understanding of what it thinks the population finds as attractive

Probably the most important line. Certainly what people go for is objective when it comes to the general population, otherwise they wouldn't have any reason to agree. An individual's decision may be very different. All the same I support this kind of research, because it connotes a general increase in understanding about neuropsychology as well as how societies function.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby davoid » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:57 am

My computer tells me I'm pretty all the time...

...and then the toaster starts yelling at me.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby LordRetard » Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:35 am

I SMELL BURNT TOAST
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby mountainmage » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:01 am

That's not all that will get burnt if you're in love with the toaster.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby Kimra » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:23 am

davoid wrote:My computer tells me I'm pretty all the time...

...and then the toaster starts yelling at me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZslRQvv5zM
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:27 pm

LordRetard wrote:I SMELL BURNT TOAST


I doubt that makes sense to anyone but the Canadians.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby Sahan » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:46 pm

Because only Canadians burn toast, or have a sufficiently sensitive olfactory? That's pretty racist.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby Kimra » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:57 pm

Sahan wrote:Because only Canadians burn toast, or have a sufficiently sensitive olfactory? That's pretty racist.

Yeah, I'll have you know I burn toast all the time. Why I burnt some toast just two mornings ago.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:29 pm

No, it's from a crappy "Our Heritage" commercial on TV. Commercials that I think only really exist for the networks to get their Canadian Content up to the necessary levels.
Anyways, the commercial the quote comes from is about Dr. Penfieldand his discoveries in early neuroscience, particularly in the treatment of epilepsy, which is the basis for the commercial.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby Apocalyptus » Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:10 pm

Kimra wrote:
davoid wrote:My computer tells me I'm pretty all the time...

...and then the toaster starts yelling at me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZslRQvv5zM
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That's exactly what I thought of.
GET OUT OF MY HEAD

edit: although I like series 1 toaster better
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby Kimra » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:59 am

Apocalyptus wrote:


That's exactly what I thought of.
GET OUT OF MY HEAD

edit: although I like series 1 toaster better


That wasn't series one? What series was it then? Wow I need to re-watch the whole thing now, just to get my quoting knowledge up to par.
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Re: Computers are judging you

Postby Apocalyptus » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:36 pm

Kimra wrote:
Apocalyptus wrote:


That's exactly what I thought of.
GET OUT OF MY HEAD

edit: although I like series 1 toaster better


That wasn't series one? What series was it then? Wow I need to re-watch the whole thing now, just to get my quoting knowledge up to par.


Um that one was in the ep "White Hole" in Series 4. For some reason I like him better in season 1, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0HL37fPawQ from 0:38, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF9ZdFWVxok from 4:05.
Even if it's just to get your quoting knowledge up to par, it is worth watching the whole thing again - I did that over these holidays and I'd forgotten what a good show it is :D
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