We've been wanting to try face recognition for a while now. What better to try it on than Wikipedia?
What it does
Finds a Wikipedia page that matches your face as closely as possible
How I built it
Python, python-face-recognition, pandas, IMDB-WIKI dataset
Challenges I ran into
We spent several hours calculating face encodings on 3 different computers. This took a lot of our time and and added to the challenge. We also spent a lot of time on data preprocessing. Not all of the data fit our needs so we had to remove some of the data so things would move smoothly.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We got a fully functional application made in 24 hours! We had a lot of fun making it and
What I learned
Data processing, facial recognition
What's next for WikiLookAlike
Clean up the code a bit. Hopefully optimize it some.