Apparently I look like David Trimble (pictured right), the Northern Ireland politician and joint winner of the 1998 Nobel Peace prize. Well, 67% like him anyway, according to face recognition website MyHeritage.com.
Here’s the deal. You give them your photo, they match it against their database of celebrities and pick the closest. And in return, they get to test their face recognition software — and along the way build up a database of over a million faces (so far) matched to names and email addresses and family connections. Neat eh?
And 53% like Boris Karloff, which doesn’t thrill me at all.
Ah, the devil’s in the detail…
Will MyHeritage disclose any of my personal information to third parties?
bqNo. MyHeritage will not disclose any of your personal information, except with your knowledge and consent as described below, or as may be required by law, or to protect the rights or property of MyHeritage.
So, they won’t pass on my personal information, except when they do. The typical weasel-words of privacy policies, and something I’ll return to another time…
By the way, my thanks to The Adventures of Queer Penguin for alerting me to this site.