Thursday, July 25, 2013

One way to search for Maura...

So China has developed better facial-recognition software than we have here in the States. You can go onto Shitu.baidu.com and plug in a picture of someone's face and it will search for likely matches on the internet.

I spent some time on there this morning and found a couple really close matches but nothing panned out. If you have some time to help with the search, check it out.

6 comments:

  1. Hmm, my results have not been so good. It seems the capability is tilted toward finding pictures of Asian men. Perhaps because the language on the site is Mandarin I am not seeing a setting that is distorting my results?

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  2. Just check the next two tabs. They give the results you would expect to find.

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  3. I am having the same problem as John. JW, could you clarify?

    On the bright side, I have found Butch Atwood's Asian twin, http://i.imgur.com/0LmQB8S.jpg, as well as Fred Murray's. http://i.imgur.com/RU99SAE.jpg

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  4. It seems as if the software hasn't quite been mastered yet. As the others have said, I get mostly Asian men - even on the other two tabs. I did find one girl that was fairly close but it definitely wasn't Maura. I also keep getting pictures of Rihanna.

    Interesting share, though, James. I'll definitely spend some time on it.

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  5. Maybe it depends on the quality of the picture of Maura. Here is a link that shows reasonable results. Copy/paste it in your browser. I hope it works.

    http://shitu.baidu.com/i?ct=2&tn=faceresult&rn=10&querysign=733713882,1213770777&isImage=1&stt=1&size_filter=-1&date_filter=0&pn=0&ic=0&z=&width=&height=

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  6. I think the site is just gathering pictures for Chinese intelligence, LOL. I uploaded my picture and a bunch of babies came up. Hmmm...

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