Microsoft has just launched its latest Microsoft Garage project called “MyMoustache.net”. MyMoustache.net is powered by Microsoft Project Oxford Face APIs. This site was built by a number of microsoft team members to help the Movember Foundation, which was launched a number of years ago to raise awareness of men’s health by asking men to grow mustaches during the month of November.
Our aim? Show what a healthy imagination and a Project Oxford API can build. Our hope? Work with the Movember organization to raise money and awareness for men’s health while showcasing the possibilities of machine learning technology.
We started with a simple question, “What if we could use machine learning technology to detect the length of facial hair?” Many hallway jokes, brainstorming sessions, and mockups later, our early ideas have been realized far beyond our initial expectations.
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