'Google Faces' Project Is Scanning For Globally Hidden Landscape Faces.
Google Faces is a new computer program that's been developed by a German design studio Onformative. It uses an algorithm that highlights land masses and terrains with face-like features. This project of scanning face resembling landscape satellite images from Google Earth around the world is expected to take a few months. Here's what they found so far.
"This face was found in the Magadan Oblast region of Russia, in the Far Eastern Federal District of the country. This part of the world is mainly made up of mountainous desert, tundra, and forests."
"The Onformative Facetracker also discovered this image in the Magadan Oblast region of Russia. The face detector uses a computer algorithm that attempts to mimic how human eyes work, in particular their ability to see faces in clouds and inanimate objects. This psychological phenomenon is called Pareidolia."
"This grumpy-looking face was found in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, in the Russian Far East - an area also known as Yevrey. Soviet leaders created the autonomous oblast in 1934 as a result of Joseph Stalin's nationality policy to give the Jewish population an area in which to practice Yiddish culture."
"This face isn't as instantly recognizable as some of the other images captured by the Google Faces project, yet you can see its eyes, nose and what appears to be a quiff-style haircut. This image was taken on the side of one of the mountains at the Denali National Park and Reserve in Alaska."
"This image is one of the faces found in the UK. It was taken next to Priory Road in Ashford in Kent and could be either a human face in profile, or the face of an animal. Trees appear to form the face's mouth and nostrils."
"This frowning face with large teeth was found in the Sakha, or Yakutia Republic, of Russia. Sakha makes up half of the Far Eastern Federal District of the country and is the largest subnational governing body by area in the world."
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