Badoo – Tinder’s direct rival – will now allow users to search for candidates according to the similarity of faces to those of famous people. The idea is to offer options for those looking for a woman who looks like a famous actress, or a man with a famous athlete, for example. To do this, users need to activate and agree to use facial recognition technology.
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Through this algorithm, Badoo analyzes your profile photos and determines what celebrity you look like. At the other end, users can define search criteria according to the similarity of someone with a certain celebrity. To do this, you need to send a photo of the famous person that interests you.
Badoo will show people who look like celebrities – Photo: Disclosure / Badoo
Therefore, Badoo’s facial recognition will take action and search among the 350 million users of the platform that allow facial recognition in their profiles and present the most relevant options according to the parameters collected from the image analysis.
The feature works using analysis and recognition technologies via artificial intelligence. In this sense, inaccuracies and optimistic estimates regarding someone’s similarity to a celebrity can often occur.
Badoo wants to increase your chances of finding your favorite «celebrity» – Photo: Disclosure / Badoo
The novelty begins to reach users of Badoo mobile apps for Android and iOS (iPhone) in the coming weeks. Until then, use your personal filter.
According to TNW, it is possible to opt out of facial recognition results.