You teach the app what kind of face you like, and it goes from there. Borcea, the chair of the computer science department at NJIT, supervised the graduate students who developed the app.
SELF-DESTRUCTING PHONES ARE FINALLY A REALITY “Someone downloads the app and then has the ability to train the app with faces that that person might like to date,” Borcea told Fox News.
While there’s plenty of science to what kinds of ratios of faces we find “beautiful,” this app shows the shortcomings of actually applying these metrics to human desire.
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“When you have a bunch of single guys in the office, it goes in that direction,” he said.
“You wanna try your own dog food.”Currently, you can limit your search on for men or women, but you can’t search by sexual preference (“men looking for men,” for example).
The app’s facial recognition technology works pretty well – well enough that when you try one of the suggested celebrities like Kanye West or Jennifer Lawrence, the first few matches are inevitably the same celeb (some people use celeb pics on their dating profiles, apparently).
And while the rest may not look EXACTLY like the celebrity, they’re also…not totally wrong.
Once there is a match, users can click on a photo to start chatting.