Google’s Pet Portraits feature compares your furry friends to animals in famous artworks


Reckon your pet is a murals? Check your notion with Google’s Pet Portraits. Pap a snap of your pooch or puss, add it to the massive G’s Arts & Culture app and let AI do the remaining. It’ll analyse your furry good friend’s face and evaluate it to creatures featured in famous artworks all over the world.

It’s not restricted to family animals, both. Besides canine and cats, Google reckons the feature can recognise fish, birds, horses, rabbits and reptiles – so you’ll be able to lastly uncover whether or not your lizard has a painted lookalike.

Keen to evaluate your companion? It’s as straightforward as downloading Google’s Arts & Culture app and tapping the digicam button. You can both snap a contemporary portrait of your pet or choose an current candid from your library. Its machine studying algorithm will then assess Mr Fluffy’s mug towards its catalogue of works from numerous museums and galleries.

It’s the animal equal of Google’s Art Selfie feature, which launched an analogous comparative software for human faces a couple of years in the past. Like Art Selfie, the Pet Portrait setting serves up a spread of outcomes which it thinks are related to the picture you submitted. And, like Art Selfie, it does so with fairly combined success. At greatest, the resemblance between beast and film is distant. At worst…it in contrast a Yorkshire Terrier to a turtle hatchling.

Still, it’s a enjoyable method to discover artwork, which is actually the entire level of the app expertise. You can faucet on the prompt image to study extra about its again story, together with who made it, when it was created and the place the actual one is on show. You also can zoom in on the work and even view it in augmented actuality for a digital gallery expertise.

And if your pet is impressed with their twin, they will save the side-by-side snap to share on their Insta feed. Which is certain to get paws of approval from the remainder of their pack. Fido prepared to pose? The Google Arts & Culture app is free to obtain for iOS and Android.