Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A computer that can recognize attractiveness in women has been built.

The program measures facial symmetry, hair color and skin quality, among other attributes, and compares them to a database of human responses.

It can then make an "aesthetic judgment" about someone's hotness that is almost identical to opinions of real-life people.

This could definitely be useful. (Hooking up with Scarlett Johansson and Marion Cotillard, but only have one seat in the Jaguar? Consult the laptop...Cotillard wins!)

But who says what's attractive and what's not? Miss Surrey 2008 has recently shown us how beauty comes in many forms.

More important, robots are already stronger, more intelligent and more resilient than human males. If they start hitting on our women, too, we won't be able to compete! We need clear boundaries! Didn't humanity learn anything from Blade Runner?