The Null Device

An eye for the ladies

A Scottish artificial intelligence lab has developed a robot with an eye for the ladies. The robot, nicknamed Doki, can identify male and female faces by appearance, and as a side effect, can calculate how physically attractive female faces are. (Mind you, this assumes that attractiveness is exclusively a factor of femininity of appearance, a somewhat simplistic model.) I wonder if (a) it would be fooled by transvestites, and (b) whether it gives a readout in Helens millihelens (the unit of beauty required to launch one ship).

There are 2 comments on "An eye for the ladies":

Posted by: Hobbes http:// Wed Feb 12 06:46:42 2003

That would be millihelens.

Posted by: acb Wed Feb 12 06:59:20 2003

ta; should be corrected now.