People are quick to judge, as researchers identify facial features that people associate with personality traits in a tenth of a second...
No need for artificial systems! When I was online dating, I just looked at hundreds of photos and picked out the ones that looked "intelligent". 95% of the women I selected by this method turned out to have a Masters or Doctorate (one had started two PhDs but been interrupted by babies), which was remarkable as less than 10% of women in my age cohort (60+ at the time) went on to postgraduate studies. I also got a better-than-chance score in differentiating between singles, divorcees and widows from a single photograph.
Certainly when thinking of women's faces, there is also makeup, and how they choose to "decorate" the face.
I wonder if they also did a personality test to see if people actually matched the traits that were attributed to them. CliffordK, Sat, 2nd Aug 2014
A while ago I saw a study where people were asked to guess who the winner of an election was based solely on their photos and no other information (and no prior knowledge of the actual election) and they were right about 72% of the time. The researchers concluded that there are facial characteristics that people associate with things like trustworthiness or competence. cheryl j, Mon, 4th Aug 2014
It's the first parameter mind takes to judge the personality. elizbathjames, Fri, 8th Aug 2014