"Interestingly, Long tells TechCrunch, too many faces (around 300+) pushes the algorithm to breaking point — “the ‘yes’ model and the ‘no’ model seem to converge,” he says, adding: “It would indicate that there are limits to the algorithm, and a different strategy is needed for the long-term.”
Another problem for algorithm-powered mate-matching is the prevalence of Instagram et al filters making it harder for the bot to distinguish between faces properly.
“The bot produced a full spectrum of looks, and the reason for this is because the Eigenfaces algorithm mostly focuses on facial features rather than skin color or body type. That’s not to say I didn’t look into adding those features into the algorithm. The problem was mostly due to how so many photos used many filters, probably from Instagram, and it was difficult to normalize them. If I had more time and had to do it all over again, I’d probably be a little more comprehensive,” he adds."
Nothing new for me, because big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance
Tinder, the Fast-Growing Dating App, Taps an Age-Old Truth
(the key is the photo)
"Personology is the 'science' of exposing an individual's personality based on one's facial structure." That will have a 90% divorce rate!
ALL indirect methods, ADD a lot of DISTORTION to the measurement.
The best way to assess personality of daters is using a normative instrument.