Eyealike: Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Eyealike
Ever wonder what celebrities look most like you, or what your chances are of finding someone who looks like Angelina Jolie on Match.com? Eyealike is a new application from ActiveSymbols, a company working on facial recognition and image search technologies. While Eyealike is a fully functioning (if a bit quirky) service, it's mostly a demonstration of how ActiveSymbols' image search works.

Eyealike lets you do one of two things: Find real people or celebrities that look like other celebrities. Or find celebrities that look like you, by uploading an image. Not just any image will do. We uploaded about a dozen cropped headshots before we found one that took, and then Eyealike tol us that James Woods, Cuba Gooding Junior, Fisher Stevens, and Paulie Shore were all matches. So umm, we're not necessarily going to vouch for this site's accuracy just yet.

But as the technology progresses, ActiveSymbols could license its application to sites like Facebook or Flickr to do things like auto-tag all of the people in your photos, or let you find photos similar to the ones you've uploaded. As technical demos go, we're less than impressed with Eyealike. But we give ActiveSymbols credit for thinking big.

[via GigaOm]

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