How boring is your face? Ask the ‘MemNet’ algorithm

BOSTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) — Scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have designed a computer algorithm that measures how memorable an image is.Feed it a photo from your Instagram feed and the “MemNet” algorithm will show you the portions of the image most likely to stick in the memories of viewers. A version of the algorithm is online for anyone to try. Researchers recently detailed their technology in a new scientific paper. MemNet is a deep-learning algorithm, meaning it is built to acquire and incorporate new information to improve its abilities without the manipulation or control of human programmers. Deep-learning technologies work by mimicking the neural pathways associated with human learning and repurposing them for various skill sets. Ostensibly, MemNet will improve its ability to predict an…

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