Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience museum opens in Meridian The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience in Meridian focuses on live programming along with interactive exhibits. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Associated Press Published 4:13 p.m. CT April 28, 2018 CLOSE Download The Clarion-Ledger app for free on the Apple app store or Google Play. Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE MERIDIAN — Another Mississippi city is making a … [Read more...] about Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience museum opens in Meridian
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Michelle Luo, a product manager at Google.Camille Froment The Google Arts & Culture app, which became a viral sensation earlier this year, allows users to find their doppelganger in a famous piece of art. The feature's sudden popularity was unexpected, said Vestavia Hills native Michelle Luo, a product manager at Google, who helped create the vision and strategy for the app. "It was not something that we necessarily expected, but we are really delighted that people enjoyed using the feature," she said, from her Google office in Paris, France. "We were glad to see people exploring art in this new way." Luo, who has worked for Google for three and a half years, is part of a team of about 50 based in Paris and London who developed the app. Keeping the app up-and-running for its millions of new users are a bit hectic, she said. But, the team heard lots of interesting feedback, including a woman matched with her own grandmother who was featured in a painting, and a husband and … [Read more...] about Vestavia Hills native behind viral Google Arts & Culture selfie app
America Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Google's app matching faces to famous paintings went viral prompting, a flurry of selfies over the weekend. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Burton/Getty Images Google's app matching faces to famous paintings went viral prompting, a flurry of selfies over the weekend. Andrew Burton/Getty Images Art gals on google arts & culture... pic.twitter.com/bYBl5R6Qzg— Molly (@mollycgallagher) January 15, 2018 Who can say why some gimmicks take off and others flop? But the Google Arts & Culture app tapped into the zeitgeist over the weekend, until it seemed like just about everyone with access to a camera phone and a social media account was seeking and sharing their famous painting doppelganger. Forget the fact that Google launched the app and online page in 2016, allowing users to browse a trove of artwork sourced from hundreds of museums worldwide. It was … [Read more...] about Google App Goes Viral Making An Art Out Of Matching Faces To Paintings
CHICAGO -- Who hasn't thought of themselves from time to time as a real piece of art? Now, thanks to Google's month-old feature on its Arts & Culture app, our humble selfies can be matched to what the app says is a double, probably hanging on a museum wall somewhere. Yet users in Illinois and Texas can't use that selfie feature. Google removed it, and it won't really say why. It appears the company was avoiding a conflict with the states, both of which have tough laws on biometric identification, or using faces, fingers or eyes to identify someone. Chris Dore's law firm has sued tech companies for biometric usage and says the law requires Google and other tech companies to explain how the data is being collected and what it's being used for. They also have to obtain consent from the user. Will biometrics "active authentication" help do away with passwords? India's biometric ID system keeps getting hacked "You can't replace your face like you could with a credit card," … [Read more...] about Not everyone can snap a selfie with Google’s viral Arts & Culture app
Technology Google's Art Selfie App Offers A Lesson In Biometric Privacy Laws In U.S. Listen · 4:31 4:31 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/578956975/578956978" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Google's popular art selfie feature isn't available in Illinois or Texas. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Matthew Kluger, a law professor at NorthwesternUniversity, about how biometric privacy laws are affecting tech companies in certain states. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: I spent a few minutes today doing something millions of Americans have done in recent days - trying out the Google Arts and Culture app. Here we go. Take a selfie and search thousands of artworks to see if any look like you. Get started. All right, three, two, one - cheese. Yeah, so the app is just what it sounds … [Read more...] about Google’s Art Selfie App Offers A Lesson In Biometric Privacy Laws In U.S.