Canadian algorithm for Selfie increases the number of likes by 26%

The scientific approach is appropriate in everything, even where traditionally the emotional attitude to the case ruled. Instead of guessing, like it or not like Selfi, it’s easier to do it immediately according to the instructions. There is no such? Let’s work out, the Canadians decided.

Professor Den Vogel and his disciple Kifan Li of University of Waterloo began with a simple: established three basic criteria. This position of the person in the frame, the size of the face and the direction of lighting. Then they recreated in the virtual model a photo session with a search of each combination of these parameters. The drawn men made hundreds of slightly distinguishable ones from each other, while holding an imaginary smartphone the way a real person would do.

An independent test involving idle regulars of the Internet made it possible to make the first sample – to weed out nasty selfies from promising ones. And then the matter of technology, analyzing the values ??of those three parameters for these artificial images, the professor and the student undertook to do real selfies. Strictly reproducing the previously obtained indicators of lighting, size and position of the face.

In fact, they made up a simple algorithm for creating an “ideal” selfi, and already in the first test on live subjects it showed its effectiveness. The volumes of huskies under such selfie are 26% higher on average than those under normal self-trapping fish. What is this miracle algorithm, you ask? And it’s not there – instead of sharing the brainchild with the world, the learned men took a great interest in the search for an expanded range of parameters, including the types of smiles, the type of hairstyle, the eyesight and the choice of clothes. In order to derive truly the standard algorithm for the creation of Selfie – sometimes science develops exclusively for science.

[Source: University of Waterloo – An app for the perfect selfie]