Google Pets Portraits feature will find your pet's artistic twin

As pet owners, we all believe our pets are already works of art, but this fun new Google feature will actually find your pet’s twin in a painting.

The brand new feature finds your pet’s twin in a piece of art by comparing the photo with works of art from museums around the world.

In 2018, a similar feature for human faces uploaded over 120 million selfies. So it was only a matter of time before our pets got the spotlight.

Google’s trained computer vision algorithm then evaluates the image to determine what type of creature it is looking at.

A machine learning algorithm searches thousands of works of art to find animals that “look most like”.

You can scroll through a library of possible matches and the percentages, find out which collection the art is from, and also view the original piece.

If your pets don’t feel like taking a selfie, you can upload a picture that’s already in your library.

However, in certain animals it doesn’t always work as reported by Mashable who tested a picture of a mouse and got back pictures of wolves.

In one Google blog post , Michelle Luo, Product Manager at Google Arts & Culture, said, “Today we’re introducing Pet portraits, an opportunity for your dog, cat, fish, bird, reptile, horse or rabbit to discover their very own double art among tens of thousands of works from partner institutions around the world.

“Your animal companion could be paired with ancient Egyptian characters, vibrant Mexican street art, calm Chinese watercolors, and more.”

Available on Android and iOS , get ready to see if your pet looks more like a Monet or a Michelangelo piece.


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