Google Arts and Culture selfie feature is now available in India

22 January, 2018, 18:18 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • The app also displays a percentage that indicates how alike the selfie and painting are

The Google Arts and Culture app with new selfie feature is now available on both Android and iOS platforms.

A digital app from Google can point users to "art twins" - a painting or sculpture that could serve as a doppelgänger. On Friday, Google announced the selfie matching feature is now available in India.

Using computer vision technology, the application matches a user's selfie with a work of art from its wide database. As per reports, ever since its first roll-out in the United States, people have used the feature with over 30 million selfies. Your selfie will be delivered to Google and the system will match all possible options before presenting to you the best three artwork that matches your face specifications. As a user, you need to focus your face for a selfie from within the app and capture it. The new feature is launched to establish a new way to connect with the community and also to provide people with something to cheer about. Tap on the card and it will ask for your permission, tap "I accept". After allowing it, you can click your selfie within the app. The app's selfie matching feature, which matched your selfie with a museum portrait somewhere in the world, was and quickly became a viral sensation.

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According to Google, the Google Arts and Culture app uses pattern recognition to recognise face patterns and understand characteristics of your face.

If you find any more matches like this, please share them with us in comments. The app basically looks for properties such as - beards, glasses, and few others to select relevant portraits from its database.

Through the new feature, the application connects users to more than 6,000 exhibitions, from more than 1,500 museum partners across 70 countries.

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