What Is a Doppelganger Generator?


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A doppleganger generator is an app that uploads a photograph and finds another person that looks similar to the person in the uploaded photograph. Some doppleganger generators look through photographs of celebrities to find a match, and others look through general databases to find a look-alike.

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These generator apps tend to use facial recognition software developed for less frivolous purposes.

The term "doppleganger" is a German word that has been borrowed by the English language. It means a double or look-alike. Seeing a doppleganger is supposed to be bad luck. Seeing one's own doppleganger is said to be an omen of death.

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