This genealogy website (I guess that’s what they do) offers a beta of their face recognition functionality where you can chose to find matches in their celebrity database. I tried it with a couple of pictures of myself and got some weird combinations. First pic gave me:

Angelina Jolie

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Wyatt Earp

Kurt Cobain

J.K. Rowling

While the second came up with:

Camille Saint-Saens

Albert Camus

André Malraux

Bob Dylan

It’s funny to have 3 french guys for the second one since it was a variation of this picture taken in Paris. I’m happy with the Wyatt Earp and Kurt Cobain in the first one but how much can something that matches Angelina Jolie with J.K. Rowling be trusted?? Fun though.


Martine December 27, 2005

Angelina Jolie! Ha ha ha!

I tried it with two pictures and got the following results: Emma Watson, Madonna (a child picture of her), Salma Hayek, Audrey Tautou, Jodie Foster, Ingrid Bergman and Helena Bonham Carter. The only guy that showed up was Leonardo Di Caprio! Thanks for the link and the ego boost. ;-)

Patrick December 27, 2005


My pleasure :)

lightspeedchick December 28, 2005

I keep getting Shania, no matter what picture I upload. I’m quitting guitar.

Martine December 28, 2005

Lightspeed: I put in a photo of you and got Jennifer Connely, so you’re okay.

nika December 28, 2005

I just tried with 4 pictures and NADA!
It can’t even recognize the face on the picture.
Brother, they broke the mold alright…

Matthieu December 28, 2005

Maudites lunettes… Ça me donne, entre autres, Elvis Costello et Elton John…

Antoine December 31, 2005

Mouin, est-ce que j’ai vraiment un air Donald Rumsfeld ?

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