Facial Age Estimation white paper

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Making it faster and safer to prove your age

Our age estimation technology accurately estimates a person’s age by looking at their face. We built it to give everyone a secure and private way of proving how old they are in different everyday scenarios: from age checking on social platforms and online stores, to supermarket self-checkouts, bars and clubs. This privacy-friendly approach to age verification doesn’t require any personal details or documents, and all information is instantly deleted once someone receives their estimated age – nothing is ever viewed by a human.


Key takeaways from the report

  • The current accuracy rates (Mean Absolute Errors) are:
    •  2.96 years for 6-70 year olds.
    • 1.52 years for 13-19 year olds.
    • 1.56 years for 6-12 year olds.
  • Users are not individually identifiable. 
  • Helps organisations to meet Children’s Codes or Age Appropriate Design Codes.
  • Does not result in the processing of special category data.
  • Gender and skin tone bias minimised.
  • True Positive Rate (TPR) for 13-17 year olds correctly estimated as under 23 is 99.65%.
  • TPR for 6-11 year olds correctly estimated as under 13 is 98.91%.