Meghan Markle looks 'more trustworthy' than the Queen, face scanning algorithm ...

Meghan Markle 'looks more trustworthy' than the Queen when comparing their faces, authors of a new study into changes in portraits over 500 years claim.

Experts from PSL Research University created an algorithm that scans faces in painted portraits and photographs to determine the trustworthiness of the person. 

The authors used the trustworthiness tool to discover that as living standards improved since 1500 AD, so did the trustworthiness of the subjects of a portrait. 

As part of the process of training the model, researcher compared some famous faces to ancient portraits - including the Queen and Meghan Markle to Elizabeth I.

Meghan appeared three and a half times more trustworthy than Elizabeth I, but Her Majesty the Queen was one and a half times more trustworthy, authors found. 

As part of the process of training the model, researcher compared some famous faces to ancient portraits - including the Queen and Meghan Markle to Elizabeth I

As part of the process of training the model, researcher compared some famous faces to ancient portraits - including the Queen and Meghan Markle to Elizabeth I

Meghan appeared three and a half times more trustworthy than Elizabeth I, but Her Majesty the Queen was one and a half times more trustworthy, authors found

Meghan appeared three and a half times more trustworthy than Elizabeth I, but Her Majesty the Queen was one and a half times more trustworthy, authors found

The algorithm doesn't assess trustworthiness in itself - rather the qualities and traits the sitters of a portrait wanted to portray in their image, authors explained. 

'It is possible that Megan Markle is not a trustworthy person, but on average her appearance in her portrait makes her look trustworthy,' said author Nicolas Baumard.

'This is probably a quality that is very important to her, probably more than Queen Elisabeth I who does not smile in her portraits,' he told MailOnline.

Researchers also compared photos of US Presidential candidates Donald and Joe Biden - finding that Biden appeared 300% more trustworthy than .

Study authors created a 3D avatar of a face to train the algorithm on different levels of trustworthiness at the first stage

Study authors created a 3D avatar of a face to train the algorithm on different levels of trustworthiness at the first stage

They found a similar result when comparing former president Barak Obama to Russian president Vladimir Putin with Obama appearing more trustworthy than Putin.

Study authors created a 3D avatar of a face to train the algorithm on different levels of trustworthiness at the first stage, rather than use real people as this gave them control over the facial

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