In our Alpha launch you get a sneak peek at our face recognition technology. It’s called Find the Celebrity in You. Just upload a photo of yourself or family and in a few moments we’ll automatically show you which celebrity you resemble the most!
I didn’t have much for photos of myself to pick from, but from one that I did have it says I look most like Edmund Stoiber, Tommy Lee Jones and Eminem. From the second photo I threw at it, I supposedly look like Charlton Heston, Robert Oppenheimer and Walter Mondale. Hmm. I fail to see the resemblance, but maybe it’s just me. Or perhaps MyHeritage’s face recognition software just needs more work. Or maybe it just needs a better photo to work with.
Where’s the connection between face recognition and MyHeritage?
Once you teach MyHeritage.com what your relatives and friends look like, it recognizes and tags them automatically in your photos and in photos submitted by other users (subject to privacy settings that you specify). So you can find any photo you’re after by searching for those in it, and find photos of yourself, your ancestors or people who resemble you, even in albums contributed by other users. Our face recognition technology is built to scale to hundreds of thousands of faces, and to recognize peoples’ faces throughout different ages of their life.
I wonder how long it’ll be before there’s a paternity suit based on the findings from this site.