Take a selfie, Google will find your look-alike in a work of art

Jan 15, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Take a selfie, Google will find your look-alike in a work of art

Jan 15, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Google’s Art & Culture app has an amusing new feature. If you take a selfie within the app, it finds your look-alike in a work of art. Google compares your face to over 70,000 artworks in their Art Project database and then tries to find your doppelgänger. Sometimes the results are stunningly accurate. But at other times they’re just hilarious.

It’s pretty simple to find your artwork look-alike. Download the app (if you haven’t already) and open it. As you scroll through the Home page, you’ll stumble upon the section asking “Is your face in a museum?” Tap the “Get started” button and the app will ask you to take a selfie. Note that you can’t use a photo you already have on your phone. It has to be a selfie you take on the spot, so fix your hair and find good light. After you take the photo, the app will find your match.

Here are some results I found on Twitter. Some of them are almost scary in how accurate they are. And the others… well, they’re just funny as hell:

https://twitter.com/cfields1031/status/952598799121371136

https://twitter.com/CarolineWazer/status/952025975692447744

https://twitter.com/DanilCh/status/952260575953743872

When I opened the app in the Google Play Store, I noticed that the description says “Select locations only.” Of course, when I downloaded it, it turned out that this new feature isn’t supported in Serbia.  A few people have told me that I look a bit like Frida Kahlo and until I’m able to test it with Google’s Arts & Culture app I shall take their word for it!

Have you tried this new feature from Google Arts & Culture? Were your results accurate or just funny?

[Google Arts & Culture via Gizmodo, lead image (right): Frida Kahlo, by Guillermo Kahlo, 1932 (CC0) – colorized]

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13 responses to “Take a selfie, Google will find your look-alike in a work of art”

  1. Jerome Courtois Avatar
    Jerome Courtois

    Anybody else having a hard time finding the feature in the European version of the app?

    1. Dunja Djudjic Avatar
      Dunja Djudjic

      Yup, me. :) I guess it’s not supported in Europe (or at least in some European countries)

      1. Mark Slavin Avatar
        Mark Slavin

        Not working in UK

        1. Traian Ionita Avatar
          Traian Ionita

          Not in Spain either

    2. Pate Fagerström Avatar
      Pate Fagerström

      Not in Finland, dammit. Wasted a few minutes if my life!

    3. Keith A Varley Avatar
      Keith A Varley

      Not in UK either.

    4. Ric Avatar
      Ric

      Not in Germany. I wanna die.

  2. Scott Tyack Avatar
    Scott Tyack

    Turning my back the clock a bit.

    1. Dunja Djudjic Avatar
      Dunja Djudjic

      I love this! :)

  3. Nick Dunlap Avatar
    Nick Dunlap

    Not finding it

  4. Arun Gutgutia Avatar
    Arun Gutgutia

    Unable to find it in india too…boooo…its crap..uninstalling it…wasted few MB .

  5. In Australia Avatar
    In Australia

    Downloaded the App from the USA store, but executed it here in Australia and had no problems running the feature.
    Cheers