Monday, December 17, 2012

Meme Impression Quiz

I've recently been learning about face detection/comparison/classification for grad school purposes.

Last week, I built a fun little quizzing application where three random meme faces are shown to the user, the user picks one and imitates it, and then the computer guesses which face the user is imitating.

It compares detected/aligned/cropped faces and features computed on those faces. Here are some side-by-side cropped impressions.
Detected/aligned/cropped face comparisons
It works! Not all the time, but most of the time I can make a face it'll recognize. One of the many next steps is to provide feedback about exactly HOW and WHY the best match matches. Then a person who is not very good at imitating the face could learn to get better.
Not bad, computer. Not bad.

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