Role: Digitally ‘paint’ user’s profile pictures and uploaded photos with their fancestry team colours and badges.
Optus launched a new digital platform via M&C Saatchi Sydney, where Australian sports fans can discover their English Premier League heritage and identify the team they were born to support.
In collaboration with Ancestry Australia, Optus has created Fancestry, an interactive site that analyses users’ surnames against 20 billion records to identify which team their ancestors are likely to have supported.
While Fancestry gives the most accurate results to Australians whose ancestors can be traced back to the UK, it has been designed to find a team for everyone. If Fancestry can’t find any British ancestors living in the UK at the turn of the 19th century, it will determine the user’s family name, country of origin and use UK migration data to pinpoint a team their fellow countryman would have supported.
Painting faces with computer vision
Docker, Kubernetes, OpenCV, Dlib
All images have been painted digitally on a server inside a few seconds – no additional retouching/photoshop etc