Sunday, June 25, 2006

Face Recognition

This morning I got an email from Donkey Boy (thankfully, not his real name) and perusing his blog, I found this fascinating website which lets you upload a picture of yourself, and in return, it shows a group of celebrities who look somewhat like you, based on facial recognition techniques. Though it didn't seem to work too well for my electronic interlocutor, my results were pretty good. The top choices for who I look like are apparently Franz Kafka, pictured right, and Brendan Fraser, on the left. I'm not about to publish an actual picture of me on here, but I actually think the software isn't too far off with Brendan Fraser. And Kafka? Well, maybe the eyes and jaw. But the ears? Come on.

Of course, it also mentioned Alexis Bledel as a possibility, showing that it's not perfect, but maybe you really are attracted to people who look like you after all...

7 comments:

Thainamu said...

When I ran your mug it came out John Ritter and Forest Whitaker.

Apollonia said...

Well sunshine, if you think about it you do have a certain dark and brooding sort of look that Kafka seems to have...the soul searching eyes etc :o) And that is a half way decent picture of Brendan Fraser so I wouldnt be too upset! Then you have yours truly who apparently looks like Shiri Appleby (any idea who this is?!?) Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Mischa Barton...I'll let you decide how accurate those are! :o)

Nathan said...

Thai, that's because I was wearing a mask at the time. And Apollonia, you look like Mischa Barton?...Well maybe if you dyed your hair, took up crack cocaine as your "off time" habit and started wearing really bad clothes. Shiri? I can see that.

S. Lee said...

i don't need facial recognition software to get stupid comments from total strangers who enjoy just spewing their opinion that i "look like someone they know."

but we aaaalll look alike to y'all, don't we??? ;)

medstudentitis said...

Woohoo I got hillary duff!

Nathan said...

S. Lee, you look like Jet Li. And ya'all have the same last name...dude, are you related?

Nathan said...

And Thai, when I ran your picture, it came up Sissy Spacek and Carrie Fisher. You could pick a worse set of two.