After finding your lookalikes among artworks, now it’s your pet’s turn. Google Arts & Culture now presents Pet Portraits, an AI tool that lets you find your pet’s doppelgänger among paintings. And yes, it’s as fun as it sounds.
Unlike Art Selfie which was only available in selected locations upon launch, Pet Portrait is already available worldwide. This means that I was able to play with it for a bit so I can bring you my results and impressions.
It’s pretty straightforward: once you open Google Arts & Culture app, you’ll be offered the option to play with the latest feature:
You can either take a photo of your pet or upload an existing one. Since our family cat Chucky lives at mom’s place, I uploaded a few of the gazillion photos of him I already had on my phone. The app briefly analyzes the photo and shows you a few results along with the percentages of similarity. You can choose to view one photo at a time or view them as a slideshow. In both cases, you’ll see the original photo and its artsy lookalike side by side.
The artworks in the results are zoomed in to show a close-up of the animal in the picture. You can further choose to view the entire artwork and read some details about it. It’s pretty simple and hilariously fun!
Google Arts & Culture is available for both Android and iOS, it’s available worldwide, and it’s free. So make sure to download it and start chasing your pets to take their photos. I’m sure they’re used to it like Chucky is.
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