ImageNet Roulette: 10 celebrities according to the profiling app!

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The latest internet craze will surely divide opinion but it's offering up some strangely accurate results.

The internet is a weird and wonderful place filled to the brim with bizarre and fascinating things and every so often, something like ImageNet Roulette comes floating the surface of the internet ocean.

ImageNet Roulette, a bit like the FaceApp craze a few months ago, takes an uploaded image and gives the people in the photo a personality profile.

The website itself has been around for 10 years now but has only recently gone viral after a number of image profiles developed some traction.

Naturally, we wanted to give it a go and here is what we found when we put 10 celebrities into the ImageNet system.

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Actors

We begin with some of the most recognisable people in the world, Hollywood actors. 

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Ad Astra

ImageNet profile: actor, doer, worker

Up first is a nice and easy example, Brad Pitt, the star of the newly released space adventure Ad Astra.

ImageNet gave Pitt the profile actor, doer, worker and it's fairly safe to say it's spot on with that.

Bill Skarsgård

Bill Skarsgard attends

ImageNet profile: psycholinguist

Bill Skargård, the actor behind Pennywise the clown in IT is referred to as a psycholinguist by ImageNet.

Breaking Bill's profile down, we can see that it's another surprisingly accurate one. Bill is originally from Sweden, so English is not his native language (linguist) and as Pennywise the clown, he gets into his victim's minds (psychologist) before viciously murdering them.

Sylvester Stallone

Rambo Sylverster Stallone

ImageNet profile: caveman

With the release of the fifth film in the Rambo series, it felt only right to take a look at Sylvester Stallone and we were not disappointed.

Using a photo of Stallone in one of the earlier Rambo films, he was given the profile of a caveman which fits the image perfectly, apart from the machine gun perhaps.

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith Downton Abbey

ImageNet profile: queen mother

Maggie Smith has starred in the likes of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey and it is the latter we used a photo from due to the release of the new Downton film.

And quite rightly so, this member of the acting royal family was given the profile of queen mother, highly appropriate.

Notable people 

After trying out the ImageNet system on the best of Hollywood, up next on our list were notable people such as politicians, TV presenters and business people, here's what we found.

Boris Johnson

The father of a young girl, who is being treated in the Acorn childrens' ward, expresses his anger over hospital waiting times to Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit to Whipps...

ImageNet profile: elder statesman

With Boris Johnson making headlines on a daily basis since becoming PM, he had to be one of our choices.

Largely down to Boris's incredibly blond, almost white hair, we think, ImageNet referred to the controversial Prime Minister as an elder statesmen. Well, he certainly has looked older since taking on the job.

Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing from the White House on September 16, 2019 in Washington, DC.

ImageNet profile: politician, septuagenarian

With Boris Johnson on the agenda, how could we forget this other controversial politician?

While we may have been secretly hoping for a controversial statement about Trump, all ImageNet had to offer up was politician and septuagenarian (someone in their 70s), how unfortunately dull.

Piers Morgan

TV host Piers Morgan arrives to BritWeek 2012's

ImageNet profile: demagogue, rabble-rouser

Naturally, when thinking of controversial figures, Piers Morgan came into the equation very quickly.

ImageNet did not disappoint as it labelled the journalist a demagogue and rabble-rouser, without doubt, the perfect profile for the marmite-esque figure.

Lord Alan Sugar

Sir Alan Sugar attends the launch of the Dr. Leah Cosmetic skin Clinic, Epping on March 4, 2016 in London, England.

ImageNet profile: baron, business leader

With The Apprentice set to return for its millionth series this year, Lord Sugar was an obvious choice.

The high-flying businessman was an easy target to ImageNet as well as it picked out baron and business leader for his profile. 

The ultimate debate: Ronaldo v Messi

After our trials with actors and controversial politicians, we wondered if the age-old debate of Messi v Ronaldo could be solved thanks to ImageNet and do you know what? It was!

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus celebrates scoring his side's first goal from a free kick during the International Champions Cup match between Juventus and FC Internazionale at the Nanjing...

ImageNet profile: semifinalist

What more evidence do you need than a totally accurate profile on ImageNet that Ronaldo is only second best to Messi?

The semifinalist tag given to Ronaldo by ImageNet is an obvious answer to the long-running and heated debate which is further confirmed by Messi's ImageNet profile.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates his team's second goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar at Camp Nou on January 13, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The goal is...

ImageNet profile: astronaut, spaceman

While Ronaldo lingers as a semifinalist, Lionel Messi finally takes on his alien heritage according to ImageNet who believe that Messi is an astronaut and spaceman. 

This is clear proof that the little Barcelona wizard is, in fact, out of this world!

Of course, not everything on ImageNet is totally accurate and if you try different images of the same person then you're likely to get different results.

To try ImageNet Roulette yourself, head over to imagenet-roulette.paglen.com

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