Google Matches Your Face With Famous Paintings And It's Hilarious

Angelica Greene
January 16, 2018

Google's app, one of many from the internet giant, is created to introduce the world to fine art, but a feature that's not prominently displayed now allows users to take a selfie, and compare themselves to works of great art.

The Google Arts and Culture app now lets you take a selfie and discover if your portrait is in a museum, though the feature is only available in select locations (like the US). Oh what price vanity, etc etc... "For example, a computer might be trained to recognise the common patterns of shapes and colours that make up a digital image of a face", said Google's official webpage describing pattern recognition.

We understand that's because it's still experimental and has been region-blocked - specifically it's limited to the USA right now.

"When you take a photo with this feature, your photo is sent to Google to find artworks that look like you", Google explains in the app. Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy and actress Felicia Day posted their results on Twitter.

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It's pretty simple. Just download the app from the Apple or Google Play store, and scroll down until you see the option to find your portrait in a museum. Tap "get started", and you'll be guided through the process. Trying it out is nearly as easy as downloading the app - but not for everyone.

"When you take a photo with this feature, your photo is sent to Google to find artworks that look like you", a message reads.

The Google Arts & Culture app is part of the Google Cultural Institute, which provides information about artists, scientists and historical figures from 1,000 institutions worldwide. The company said it won't use data from photos for any other objective but to match it with images in its catalog.

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