Blinq Dating App Uses AI to Judge Hotness

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Swiss dating app startup Blinq is playing around with a little algorithmic hot or not catnip, with a plan to add a machine-learning powered attractiveness assessment feature to help its users pick the photos that show them at their best.

In the meanwhile, it’s launched the feature as a standalone website, called howhot.io, to test how much appetite there is for robotically judged hotness. (The website launched last week and, inevitably, after two days had racked up more than two million unique visits, so it’s not hard to see why they’re ploughing this click-festy furrow…)

“We are going to integrate the algorithm in the Blinq app,” co-founder Jan Berchtold tells TechCrunch. “The users will have the possibility to upload several images before they set up their account. By doing so they can test which of them will probably perform better.”

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