Several years ago a friend of mine, who was a biologist, was talking about their weird experiments. They were shaving mice and if this was done this in a particular way, the mice remained bald for the rest of their short lives. Their team was dreaming to extrapolate this magic technique to humans and shake the waxing industry.
It is unlikely that they have succeeded, but the gist of the story is that even serious science tries to serve beauticians if they get a chance.
So, maybe, it is time for machine learning to transform beauty salons where traditional biology and pharmacy fail?
Obviously, machine learning can help the beauty industry in several ways, from providing statistical basis for attractiveness and helping people look more attractive to developing products which would tackle specific needs of customers.
The core of the future technology is, without doubt, computer vision — the part of AI that deals with the theory and technology for building artificial systems that obtain information from images or multi-dimensional data and further process it. In the beauty industry, it is expected that computer vision would help recognize facial features, analyze the data obtained and come up with a prediction or a conclusion about the appearance.
On the one …