Thursday, February 7, 2008

Face Recognition

Jasia at CreativeGene has been experimenting with MyHeritage Face Recognition. So I thought I would try it out too.

I decided to see which grandparents I looked most alike, and I started by clipping the faces from the Bar Mitzvah photograph I posted yesterday, as well as from another photo of my maternal grandmother from the 1940s.

I started out with my paternal grandparents - Melvin Newmark and Sissie Feinstein (Sissie being a name her older brother gave her, and it ended up sticking the rest of her life) and discovered I looked slightly more like my grandmother than my grandfather.

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebrities - Collage - Morph

Then I tried my maternal grandparents, Martin Deutsch and Myrtle Van Every. I had to find a different photo for Myrtle, and discovered I was 13% more like my grandfather.

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celebrity - Collage - Morph

I wondered though if this was being influenced by the photographs having been taken when they were of significantly different ages. So I found a younger photo of both.

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Family tree layout - Family search

Exactly equal! I more like my mom's parents, or my dad's parents? Well, the above doesn't tell me. So I had to do two more.

I'm 14% more like my maternal grandfather

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Family search - Roots

And then to compare my grandmothers, I had to find a younger photo of Sissie. The one I chose is a little grainy because it came from a newspaper clipping - her engagement announcement.

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebrities - Collage - Morph

This was certainly a lot of fun!

1 comment:

Jasia said...

Yes it was fun! I really enjoyed seeing your meters John. I think the concept of face recognition is fascinating and I liked looking closely at you and your grandparents to see if I agree with the meters. And you know what? I do!