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Microsoft brings back viral facial recognition with TwinsOrNot

Microsoft might connect you with the twin you never knew you had.


AJ Dellinger


Posted on Jun 5, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 4:01 pm CDT

It’s not often that a company gets the chance to recreate a viral sensation, but Microsoft hopes to do just that with TwinsOrNot, the successor to its wildly (if ephemerally) popular

As the name suggests, TwinsOrNot uses a Microsoft facial-recognition algorithm to analyze photos of two people and determine whether or not they look like twins. It’s a pretty simple service, but it’s considerably less likely to get the Internet all worked up than a site than a site that tells them how old they look. 

There is still much fun to be had with the new tool, though. For example, TwinsOrNot is an easy way to evaluate potential celebrity doppelgangers from past centuries.

Give TwinsOrNot a try and see if you can find any long-lost relatives or distant celebrity gene-pool-mates. We’re sure the service is accurate and can’t imagine that Microsoft’s algorithm would lie to you about that type of thing.Screengrab via TwinsOrNot

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*First Published: Jun 5, 2015, 3:57 pm CDT