Imaging system quickly identifies gender, age

Yamaha Motor has developed an imaging system that can quickly identify a person’s gender and age group.
When a person stands in front of the video camera of the system, the PC analyzes the image of the face and extracts data such as shading and surface features. The data is compared with the database of some 10,000 human faces to determine the person’s gender and their age group in just two to three seconds. Age is classified into five groups.
Tests showed that the prototype system, gender was determined with an accuracy of around 85% and age with an accuracy of around 75%.
Yamaha Motor envisions the system being used for such purposes as in marketing to identify the people attending exhibitions of its motorcycles.
Via Nikkei.