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Ever wondered what’s it like being so famous that you can actually commission a painter for your portrait? Well, while for most of us it’s still a dream, Google has managed it it’s usually quiet and efficient way to find a workaround. Recently, Google launched an application that can tell you who’s your art doppelganger.
Google’s Art Doppelganger App Takes Selfies to the Next Level
Following Doodle and the app that turns your face into an emoticon, Google has decided to up its game and tackle the arts. And what better way to combine cultural trends like selfies with classic art than to pack them in the same application.
Introducing Google Arts and Culture, an application that not only enhances your painting knowledge but also lets you know who’s your art doppelganger. How does it work? It’s pretty easy. You just need to download the application from Google’s Play store, put on your best selfie face, and snap away.
Within seconds, Google’s magic app will show you the portrait which better bears a resemblance to your selfie.
According to the top cats at Google, the new Arts and Culture application makes use of some cutting-edge technology called computer vision. This engineering marvel analyzes various facial features and compares them to works of art stored in its database.
However, don’t go thinking that the painting Google’s chosen for you will bear a striking resemblance to your selfie. The app, albeit very precise, still has numerous limitations, but Google’s working on them.
And now, here comes the not-so-good news. In order to use Google’s art doppelganger app, you must be in the United States. The company announced that it’s currently developing the UK version of the app, but it will take some time before the app can be used worldwide.
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