Google's Arts & Culture App Helps You Find Your Art Doppelgänger

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Of all the mobile Google apps out there, "Arts & Culture" had undoubtedly been among the software giant's lesser-known apps. The free application's face matcher is just below a few art editorial articles on the homepage in a box that asks "Is your portrait in a museum?"

But where the app really seemed to strike a chord was when it delivered matches that had some wondering if the Google Arts & Culture was intentionally trolling them. Most recently, the multinational technology company's app "Google Arts and Culture"-which initially launched in 2016-got a face-lift, literally".

The update also allows users to examine famous artworks in detail, take virtual tours of museums and browse artworks by time and colour.

The Google Arts & Culture app, a virtual museum app launched past year by the tech giant, has created a new feature that helps you find your doppelgänger in the art world.

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From there, you take the selfie with your smartphone camera, and see what Google comes up with. It's stupid, but also great fun. The computer vision technology used by the app will tell you which famous artwork you resemble.

Google has several other popular apps in the top 20 of Apple's iOS store, including YouTube (no. 4), Google Maps (no. 12) and Gmail at no. 19. Simply download the app, scroll down to the box that asks, "Is your portrait in a museum?" and get started.

Agree to let Google analyse your photo. Prima, a photo-editing app, shot to fame for turning images into paintings, complete with strokes of an artist's brush. Unsurprisingly, this new functionality has taken the internet by storm, receiving a lot of attention on social media over the weekend. It then compares your face to thousands of pieces of art hanging in museums to find your match.

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