A Google app will now match your selfie with a well-known piece of artwork

Help is at hand for those who’ve ever puzzled which historic art work you resemble, and let’s face it, who hasn’t given it some thought? A brand new app will let you understand whether or not you’re the spitting picture of Mona Lisa or the Girl with a Pearl Earring, or whether or not you’re certainly extra of a Van Gogh or a Rembrandt.

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci on the Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Image: Visions of America/UIG through Getty Images

The Google Arts & Culture app for IOS and Android has taken the world by storm and even grew to become the primary most-downloaded free app on the App Store at one level. It employs pc imaginative and prescient know-how to scan facial options and extract information, with the intention to examine what is comparable about your face to the 1000’s of artworks shared with Google.

Naturally, this app has captured the creativeness of social media customers, who are loving the concept of seeing who Google thinks is their excellent wonderful artwork doppelganger. Some huge names have acquired in on the motion and shared their outcomes, together with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, musician Pete Wentz, actor Kumail Nanjiani and actress Felicia Day. The latter appreciated the consequence a lot she did the method twice.

The Google Arts & Culture app is a part of the Google Cultural Institute, which supplies details about artists, scientists and historic figures from 1000 establishments worldwide. To discover who it thinks you most bear a resemblance to, open the app on the “Is your portrait in a museum?” operate and it’ll information you thru the method. Be warned although – a few of the outcomes are comical.

Sadly for the remainder of the world, the app is presently solely obtainable to customers within the US. You received’t be capable of use the app in Texas or Illinois both, and whereas the official motive hasn’t been confirmed, consultants suspect it’s to do with these states’ strict legal guidelines on the usage of biometrics, which embody facial, fingerprint and iris scans.

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