By now, you've probably heard about How-old.net, everyone's favourite new Internet toy. Built by Microsoft, in analyzes any picture you upload, picks out faces and then tries to guess the age and gender of the people it finds.
The technology may be advanced — if you're into coding, you may find this interesting — but the end product is fairly simple. Upload a headshot, cross your fingers and hope a robot doesn't tell you you look 10 years older than you really are. (The 28-year-old author of this post was either 24 or 35, depending on whether he was smiling in the picture.)
It didn't take long to realize that the real fun to be had was not with your own photos, but with other people's. Namely, famous people. So we grabbed pictures of some of the most recognizable Canadians in the world and tested Microsoft's fancy algorithm. The results are below.
Oh, and Ryan Gosling's only 34, but he probably won't be too broken up about this.
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