Google’s Arts and Culture App: Google Art Project Matches Users Selfies to Famous Paintings
A new feature has been developed by Google’s Arts and Culture App that allows users to take a selfie, upload it and find out which piece of art they match. The user’s photo is matched with the company’s catalog of the historical world from across the museums worldwide. The app was formerly known as the Google Art Project and was launched in February 2011. This project is aimed at making art more accessible in this digital age. The Arts and Culture App has become the most downloaded free app on the App Store. According to app metrics site AppAnnie it claimed the No.1 spot in the US on Saturday, as reported by Recode. The app matches users selfies to famous paintings.
The Google’s Arts and Culture app uses computer-vision technology that ascertains what is similar about the user’s face and matches it to the pieces of art that are shared with Google by museums and other institutions. As per reports, Google said that this new feature is merely experimental as the app has been around since 2016. Wouldn’t it be great to find your lookalikes in some famous painting by Michaelangelo or some equally famous painter? Felicia Day and Pete Wentz tried the app and found their doppelgangers in a few famous paintings. Check it out below. Triangular UFO with Bright Lights Spotted on Google Earth and Google Maps, are the Aliens Really out There?
This google arts and culture app is pretty amazing. Feel real strong about my 40% pic.twitter.com/2iyexRkUG5
— pw (@petewentz) January 14, 2018
Torn between which one I think is better likeness with the Google Arts and Culture app. pic.twitter.com/uSw8RmOip8
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) January 13, 2018
The Google’s Arts and Culture app was launched in collaboration with 17 international museums like the Tate Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Uffizi in Florence.