NIST Releases Findings on Age Estimation Software Performance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a study evaluating the performance of software that estimates a person’s age based on facial characteristics in photographs. This age estimation and verification (AEV) software has the potential to serve as a gatekeeper for activities that are restricted by age, such as the purchase of alcohol or the access of mature online content. The study, “Face Analysis Technology Evaluation: Age Estimation and Verification (NIST IR 8525),” evaluates six algorithms that were voluntarily submitted by developers. Following its most recent assessment in 2014, this evaluation represents NIST’s initial foray into AEV software analysis …
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