Have you ever wondered how many people out there look like you? Now, have you ever wondered how many people who once walked the face of the Earth looked like you? Well, wonder no more!
Engineers at Mountain View, California have updated the Google Art & Culture to enable it to take a selfie of you and run image recognition with pictures in the archives. The app then finds someone from the archives who matches your physical looks the most.
It then returns a picture of you and that of your doppelganger (from way in the past) side-by-side, with a percentage of your match. If you like what you see (or don’t like what you but are still brave enough) you can share the picture of you and your doppelganger on social media; if you dare.
A number of people are giving it a try, and most of the time, the picture they are matched with is of uncanny resemblance; but of people from way back in the past. However, the match is not always close; sometimes it is completely off. Though it does make for a fun …read more