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Google Arts & Culture matches your face with works of art

15 January 2018

Ever wondered what's it like being so famous that you can actually commission a painter for your portrait?

Because we didn't have enough pointless procrastination tools at our disposal already, Google has updated their Arts and Culture app to allow people to find their artistic doppelgänger. It claimed the No. 1 spot in the US on Saturday, according to the app metrics site AppAnnie.

The Google Arts & Culture app is a free download for iOS and Android. You can browse curated collections, save your favorites, and share them with your friends. You can use it to see photos, videos, manuscripts, and art on every screen and in VR. It's also very shareable.

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The software uses computer-vision technology to find similarities between peoples' photos and artworks shared by over 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions.

The fun new feature lets users take a selfie, while Google's complex visual search technology then analyzes. The Google Arts and Culture app boasts a pretty large catalog of classic artwork, which helps explain. the matches where the person and the subject of the painting are eerily similar.

After downloading the app, you'll have to scroll down to the section that reads "Is your portrait in a museum?"

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Tap on the Get Started button (or swipe up). It won't store the image. The app will then reveal your famous portrait twin, and provide a percentage of just how good the match is. Usually at least one is incredibly unflattering, probably one or two is someone of the incorrect gender, but one will be flawless for sharing to social media.

Sure are - check them out below.

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Google Arts & Culture matches your face with works of art