Here's How Old Microsoft's #HowOldRobot Thinks Your Favorite Game Characters Are

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Microsoft's machine-learning team has been working on a website that takes any photo you upload and tries to guess the age of the person (or creature) in the picture, with varying success. 

Most of the time, when you put in video game pictures, the results are hilariously wrong. When I put in a picture of Link, the #HowOldRobot decided that a) Link is 45 and b) Link is a woman. There has been a lot of debate over why Link can't be a girl, but I didn't think Nintendo had made that switch...yet. 

Published Apr. 30th 2015
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  • Farrel Nobel
    Guess there's just something about a scar across your eye that makes you at least 5 years older... However, I originally thought that Snake would've been 50 years old by now
  • Ashley SSS
    Associate Editor
    Silly site. Aeris is dead, not 20.
  • Jay Ricciardi
    Wait, you mean to say you didn't know Link was a 45-year-old woman? I thought everyone knew...
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    Technically Cortana was 5 when she *SPOILERS* passed to the land of digital clouds. But she was created from Dr Halseys own brain, at the time Halsey was early 30s but then Cortana is an AI who gets to pick her preferred avatar so AI really are ageless in appearance. Sorry... that was me over analyzing. :)

    And as a straight male... Big Boss is a rather handsome man!

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