These days we are constantly being bombarded with innovations on all fronts, regardless of whether they present a real value to us or not. Tech companies like to invent and impress and this new program makes no exception: Microsoft’s new app tells you what dog breed you are.
Fetch! is Microsoft’s new app and it was just released on Thursday. It works as a facial recognition software and, apparently, it can identify any type of dog and even tell you what dog breed you most resemble.
If you are looking for a little entertainment, you can find this in the App Store list or simply visit www.what-dog-net. All you have to do is upload a picture of yourself or someone else and then the software will tell you what kind of a dog breed you would be.
If you continue to click on the results that the app has provided you with, you will be offered more information concerning your dog breed, along with other useful links powered by Bing.
The application also provides a scrapbook where you can later see all your results, as well as a sizable amount of information regarding the type of families that would match certain dogs.
Fetch! allows you to share the results with your friends or colleagues, which means you can use your favorite social media platforms in order to discuss and comment on the outcome.
What is interesting is that if you try to upload more than one photo of yourself you will see that every photo yields a different result. This means you could resemble a German Shepherd in one picture and belong to the Golden Retriever family in the other.
Nevertheless, the software is smart enough to know if you try to fool it by uploading an image of a cat or a different animal, by telling you exactly what the results suggest.
This latest invention comes out of Microsoft Garage, the same idea incubator that produced many other apps such as Tossup (for event planning), the chatroom Forum, the meetup service Invite, the celebrity news app Snipp3t and the recent work news app News Pro.
The company has experimented with a lot of similar ideas in the past. Some of their most well-known examples are Project Oxford, a tool which uses an emotion-recognizing software to establish what your face expresses in images, and www.how-old.net, which aims to predict your age based on your picture.
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