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Instagram is testing an AI-powered age estimating tool that you can try now

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Instagram didn’t start asking new users to input their date of birth until 2019, and it only requests age verification when teens try to edit their birth.
In brief: Like other social networks, Instagram keeps grappling with the problem of those under 13 years of age joining the platform. As such, the Meta-owned company is testing a less conventional solution: an age-estimating AI that scans faces. Instagram didn’t start asking new users to input their date of birth until 2019, and it only requests age verification when teens try to edit their birth dates to show they are aged 18 or older. It’s partly why 40% of children under 13 use the site and other social networks, according to a study last year.

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