Google App uses artificial intelligence to find your pet’s lookalike


Comparison of Georgia the cat with a painting by Samuel van Hoogstraten, created using Pet Portraits, a feature of the Google Arts & Culture app.

In 2018, Google used its impressive artificial intelligence in a new way. People took selfies and uploaded snaps to the Google Arts & Culture app. The app then analyzed your appearance and found lookalikes throughout hundreds of years of art history. Even celebrities jumped on the trend by posting their unlikely lookalikes. Now your beloved pets can use the app with a new feature called Animal Portraits. Like the human version, the AI ​​matches your pup or kitten with similar creatures depicted in the app’s 10,000 artwork database.

To try the app for yourself, just download the Google Arts & Culture app on your device from Google Play or the App Store. Click on the camera icon and you will find an option for pet portraits. Then simply take a clear photo of your pet or upload one from your photo library. The algorithm then searches for their likeness among its vast archive of artworks found in museums around the world.

Results vary in percentage of “match” to your four-legged friend. You can download the cute comparisons or follow the links to the illustrations to learn more. The examples below show the historical background of the author’s beloved pets. Try it on your own horse, reptile, cat or dog. Although the algorithm struggles with rodents, you’ll be surprised how many types of animals have appeared in the artwork, from cats and birds in Japanese prints to ferrets in European portraits. medieval. Explore and enjoy while curating your very own pet-themed artwork “show” on the app today.

The Google Arts & Culture app lets you snap a photo of your pet and find its look-alike in art history.

Google Arts & Culture Animal Portraits

Molly the basset hound, comparison created using Pet Portraits, a feature of the Google Arts & Culture app.

The app uses artificial intelligence to search a database of over 10,000 works of art spanning hundreds of years.

Cat look-alike in art history

Comparison of Garfunkel created using Pet Portraits, a feature of the Google Arts & Culture app.

It then suggests furry friends who most closely resemble your cat, dog, horse, etc.

Google Arts & Culture Animal Portraits

Alice the labrador, comparison created using Pet Portraits, a feature of the Google Arts & Culture app.

If you want, you can do a similar search to find your own look-alike in paintings and prints.

Google Arts & Culture Animal Portraits

Comparison created using Pet Portraits, a feature of the Google Arts & Culture app.

h/t: [Open Culture]

All animal images by Madeleine Muzdakis / My Modern Met.

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