A dating app claims it can find your perfect match using only your face. SciMatch uses AI-powered facial recognition to help singles find love, so instead of having users create a full dating profile, the app just requires them to upload one selfie.
SciMatch then uses an AI algorithm to analyze personality traits it identifies in the face and recommends potential partners based on their compatible traits. The app launched last year and it’s based on a study on the link between facial images and the five main self-reported personality characteristics - neuroticism, extroversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. SciMatch’s AI algorithm, which is named A.I. Ruby, has “been fed a database of millions of faces that are associated with certain character traits,” according to one of the app’s creators, Yanina Strylets.
She says the technology is “much more accurate than human judgment to predict your character traits,” and that it’s accurate 87% of the time. Strylets also claims that the 77% response rate of SciMatch’s users is higher than Tinder’s. The app is free, but users can also pay to add a photo of a celebrity crush to help find a partner that’s a lookalike.
Source: Business Insider