Can you find your selfie as same as portrait in museum? Would you find it great? If Yes, you should have Google Arts and Culture app. Latest update of the app enables you to take a selfie and using image recognition, finds someone in its vast art collection that most resembles you. It will then present you and your fine art twin side-by-side, along with a percentage match, and let you share the results on social media. The app works best with grown beard.
Google Arts and Culture has collaborated with more than 1,200 international museums and galleries from 70 countries and the app uses pattern match technology to match from the vast museum database.
Initially, these kind of techniques requires lots of training data to match the exact pattern of facial recognition.
The app’s selfie feature is location locked.
How Google uses Pattern Matching
According to Google — “Computers don’t “see” photos and videos in the same way that people do. When you look at a photo, you might see your best friend standing in front of her house. From a computer’s perspective, that same image is simply a bunch of data that it may interpret as shapes and information about color values. While a computer won’t react like you do when you see that photo, a computer can be trained to recognize certain patterns of color and shapes. For example, a computer might be trained to recognize the common patterns of shapes and colors that make up a digital image of a face. This process is known as facial detection, and it’s the technology that helps Google to protect your privacy on services like Street View, where computers try to detect and then blur the faces of any people that may have been standing on the street as the Street View car drove by. It is also what helps services like Google+ photos suggest that you tag a photo or video, since it seems like there might be a face present. Facial detection won’t tell you whose face it is, but it can help to find the faces in your photos.”
“If you get a little more advanced, the same pattern recognition technology that powers facial detection can help a computer to understand characteristics of the face it has detected. For example, there might be certain patterns that suggest a face is wearing a beard or glasses, or that it has attributes like those. Information like this can be used to help with features like red-eye reduction or can let you lighten things up by placing a mustache or a monocle in the right place on your face when you are in a Hangout.” — Google Added