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Microsoft's New Tool Identifies What Dog Breed You Look Like

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Tom Hale

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clockFeb 13 2016, 14:34 UTC
1303 Microsoft's New Tool Identifies What Dog Breed You Look Like
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For a bit of fun, Microsoft has developed an application that identifies which dog breed a human face looks most like: What-Dog.net.

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Simply upload a photograph of your face to the site and it will deliver you a response making “an informed guess on what kind of dog you or your friends might be.” And don’t worry, they've explicitly said they don’t keep anybody’s photos.

To go with the desktop version, there’s also a free mobile app called Fetch!

The program comes from the same UK-based team that created other facial recognition apps such as HowOld.net, TwinsOrNot.net,  MyMoustache.net and Mimicker Alarm.

In a statement, Mitch Goldberg, a development director at Microsoft Research, said, “There was an interest in creating a framework that would allow you to take a domain – in our case, dogs – and recognize numerous classes, such as breeds. We were interested in enabling an app to allow you to make object recognition extraordinary, fun and surprising.”

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Give the app a whirl right here. And don't be too upset with the results – it identified our pug as a Staffordshire Bull Terrier:


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