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Google’s latest ML project finds your pet’s double in classic works of art

Google is rolling out another fun way to experience its machine learning technology with a new tool called Pet Portraits. The feature has been added to the Google Arts & Culture app for iPhone and Android, enabling anyone to snap a picture of their pet (even if it’s a lizard) to find the animal’s doppelganger in classic works of art.

Way back in 2018, Google launched a fun tool called Art Selfie that, as its name suggests, allows users to take a selfie and find their counterpart in works of art. The new Pet Portrait addition is very similar, but

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Google Arts & Culture app’s new feature finds art lookalikes for your pet

The Google Arts & Culture app has been updated to be able to identify photos of animals, find paintings that are reportedly similar to said animals, and then show you said artwork. It leaves something to be desired.

The app’s new Pet Portraits feature operates in much the same way as the old Art Selfie feature from 2018. Simply download the Google Arts & Culture app, hit the camera button at the bottom of the screen, select the green Pet Portraits filter, then take a photo of your pet. You can also upload a picture from your album, if

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Alexander Nemerov’s biography of artist Helen Frankenthaler finds transcendent value in her work

The Frankenthaler portrayed in art historian Alexander Nemerov’s biography “Fierce Poise” (publishing Monday by Penguin Press) comes from a world that we now find in many ways incomprehensible. It is an age held in disrepute, in which male artists behaved abominably to women and to each other; in which alcohol and drugs weren’t just the lubricant of social discourse but a substrate in which civilized norms were regularly dissolved. Greenberg is now seen not as a greatly talented and greatly flawed intellectual but simply as an ogre, the embodiment of criticism as gatekeeping, the mansplainer in chief of abstract expressionism,

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