Kids-Tokei and Youth Laboratories Establish Research Collaboration in Artificial Intelligence for Robot Model Casting

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Today Kids-Tokei, world’s largest kids model casting agency based in Japan announced a research collaboration with Youth Laboratories, the developer of Beauty.AI and one of the leaders in machine vision focused on developing new strategies to evaluate the perception of human appearance and improving human-machine interaction. Algorithms utilized for the Beauty.AI competition will be used to provide a new approach for high-throughput, less partial approach to model casting and identifying models for specific projects.

The world of Artificial Intelligence is rapidly evolving with new exciting applications being published every day and replacing humans in many areas. The beauty and modeling industry is no exception.

Today Kids-Tokei, world’s largest kids model casting agency based in Japan announced a research collaboration with Youth Laboratories, the developer of Beauty.AI and one of the leaders in machine vision focused on developing new strategies to evaluate the perception of human appearance and improving human-machine interaction. Algorithms utilized for the Beauty.AI competition will be used to provide a new approach for high-throughput, less partial approach to model casting and identifying models for specific projects.

“The world of Artificial Intelligence is rapidly evolving with new exciting applications being published every day and replacing humans in many areas. The beauty and modeling industry is no exception. And we are happy to partner with a team of experts behind #Beauty.AI to help automate the casting process, make it less partial and more fun. Our vision is to be able to better personalize the models for the needs of specific audiences ranging from clothing advertising to brand representation. We want to be the pioneer in this area and have robots join us in our search for models”, said Kazuaki Miyazaki, CEO of Kids-Tokei.

The Beauty.AI competitions run through a mobile app enable humans to compete in beauty pageants judged by a panel of robot judges. It also allows teams of algorithm developers to develop new ideas and concepts for evaluating the perception of human beauty.

Kids-Tokei and Youth Laboratories will establish a joint AI ethics committee to minimize or eliminate racial, gender and disability bias to ensure that all kids get to participate with parents’ consent.

“We are very happy to collaborate with Kids-Tokei, world’s top expert in kids model casting process and engaging in research that may help advance future human-machine interaction. Robots need to operate in the entire age spectrum”, said Alexey Shevtsov, CEO of Youth Laboratories.

About Kids-Tokei
Kids-Tokei is one of the largest kids audition company in the world. Kids-Tokei is the international leader in talent discovery - the company manages over 1 million models. They have collaborated with Vogue Bambini, Disney, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros and many other companies.

About Youth Laboratories
Youth Laboratories is a machine vision company dedicated to helping people retain youthful state for as long as possible using advances in machine vision and artificial intelligence. It also strives to detect early signs of diseases. The company is run by a team of computer and data scientists, biologists, biogerontologists and business people on a quest to develop novel biomarkers and anti-aging interventions. The company develops series of mobile applications which track age-related changes, wrinkles, pimples, dark spots and other parameters affecting perception of beauty, health and youthfulness and help evaluate the effectiveness of multiple interventions. It also strives for diversity, equality and neutrality in the deep neural networks and is one of the launch partners of Diversity.AI (http://www.diversity.AI). The company's first application is called RYNKL, developed using the funds crowdsourced via Kickstarter.

Beauty.AI in GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beauty_ai
Beauty.AI in App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/beauty.ai/id1060865109?mt=8
RYNKL website: http://rynkl.com
Kids-Tokei website: http://www.kids-tokei.com

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