NEW YORK: In a machine learning experiment that's taken social vanity to new heights, Microsoft has created a website that tells you how old you look just by analyzing your photo.
 
The company unveiled the website at a conference Thursday as a way to show off its new software. Part of a new initiative called Project Oxford, Microsoft says you could use this face detection technology for tasks like sorting through a large photo collection.
 
It's simple: Upload a photo, wait a few seconds -- then the machine gives you a number.
 
Sometimes it's dead on. Other times it's hilariously, outrageously wrong.That's probably why the site comes with a sheepish apology. "Sorry if we didn't quite get the age and gender right," it says after each result.