Google app matches your face to famous portraits, goes viral

The app now comes with an option wherein users can match their selfies with famous portraits of the world Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 16, 2018, 04.56 PM (IST)

Google's 'Arts & Culture' application gets a brand new feature.

The app now comes with an option wherein users can match their selfies with some of the world's most celebrated portraits.

The app lets a user know the percentage match of each image with its corresponding piece of art.

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It displays the name and the location of the matched portrait. 

The Google Arts & Culture app works by recognising facial features of a person and patterns of properties/accessories around the face -- like spectacles, beard, et cetera.

It then accumulates the pattern and features displayed on the image and matches them with its existing database of portraits.

The feature is currently restricted to users in the United States, however, people elsewhere can also access the application and its brand new feature by simply downloading a VPN app. 

A user will require to install a VPN app and switch the 'location' to 'United States'. Once done, Google Arts & Culture app can be downloaded and used with the new feature.