Google has announced an exciting new feature for its Arts and Tradition app: the power to go looking by way of 1000’s of work to discover a look-alike on your pet. The corporate says its “Pet Portraits” characteristic will allow you to take an image of a canine, cat, fish, chook, reptile, horse, or rabbit, and have a machine studying algorithm discover items of artwork that characteristic a similar-looking animal. The method solely takes a couple of seconds, and as a bonus you’ll be capable to faucet on the items of paintings to be taught extra about them. You may even save a video slideshow of your outcomes.
I attempted out Pet Portraits on my cat, Aslan, and the outcomes had been blended — whereas the app was capable of generate an exquisite (okay, principally tan) coloration palette primarily based on his fur, a lot of the artwork doppelgängers (as Google places it) didn’t find yourself wanting very like him in any respect.
It additionally missed the most obvious look-alike for my boy (although in its protection I don’t assume Google is aware of my cat’s identify).
The device additionally allows you to add images as an alternative of utilizing the dwell digicam, which is sweet information in case your pet is a bit photo-shy or if you wish to experiment with totally different angles. You may as well attempt it out together with your co-worker’s pets — maybe use the outcomes to make enjoyable of them within the replies to their fourth puppy tweet this week?
Whereas I didn’t get nice outcomes, it’s nonetheless plenty of enjoyable to mess around with. Plus, you’re like me and don’t get to see what your pet would appear to be painted by Monet or da Vinci, the app additionally has a filter that lets you apply a famous artist’s style to your pictures.
If you wish to attempt it out by yourself pet, you may obtain the Google Arts and Tradition app on the App Store or the Play Store. The app additionally has a characteristic the place you can compare a picture of yourself to portraits — maybe, if the celebs align, you should use the options in conjunction to discover a piece of paintings that options look-alikes of you and your pet.