FlipSide: Government IT doppelgngers

MyHeritage.com

Related Links

Think you look like Tom Cruise but never could convince anyone else? Disprove the skeptics at MyHeritage.com.

The Web site’s target audience is mostly people who are charting their family trees or creating a genealogy community.

But the site also has an addictive application that uses facial-recognition software to let users upload photos and compare their faces with those in a database of more than 3,200 celebrity photos. The simple Web application scans facial features and displays user photos next to the best celebrity matches in order of similarity.

MyHeritage.com applies sophisticated algorithms to facilitate facial recognition for genealogical purposes. It recognizes faces in different stages of people’s lives and uses additional photo metadata, such as dates and places, to improve the accuracy of facial recognition.

We put the mugs of some prominent federal information technology players through MyHeritage.com to see who they resemble. Here are the results.

Featured

  • Defense
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reveal concept renderings for the Next NGA West (N2W) campus from the design-build team McCarthy HITT winning proposal. The entirety of the campus is anticipated to be operational in 2025.

    How NGA is tackling interoperability challenges

    Mark Munsell, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s CTO, talks about talent shortages and how the agency is working to get more unclassified data.

  • Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer speaks at an Oct. 10 FCW event (Photo credit: Troy K. Schneider)

    VA's pivot to agile

    With 10 months on the job, Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer is pushing his organization toward a culture of constant delivery.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.