People love Google’s new feature that matches your selfie to a famous painting

One of Pete Wentz’s artistic doppelgangers.
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Do you look like the Mona Lisa? Or maybe more of an American Gothic?

Social media is being flooded with Google’s opinions, at least, as part of a new feature that compares a user’s selfie with the company’s catalog of historical artworks, looking for the just-perfect doppelganger.

And the update to the Google Arts & Culture App (iOS and Android) has catapulted it to the most-downloaded free app on the App Store. It claimed the No. 1 spot in the U.S. on Saturday, according to the app metrics site AppAnnie.

How does Google do it? The app uses computer-vision tech to examine what is similar about your face to the thousands of pieces of art that are shared with Google by museums and other institutions. Google says this new feature is merely experimental — the app has been around since 2016.

Anyway, here’s who Google thinks Felicia Day and Pete Wentz look like:


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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