|What constitutes a pet? Part of the fun of "Pet or not a pet?" game using Google Photos search|
Over the holidays I came up with a game to be played with grandchildren - following entering "Pet" as a search term, we took turns declaring whether a given photo depicted something that really was a pet. We found there is quite a bit of ambiguity in that term - see screen shot example above. Cats are clearly pets, wild birds (no matter how poor the photo) are not, but what about plastic flamingos?
And I must admit, the idea was inspired, at least a bit, by the legendary Late Show with David Letterman sketch, "Is This Anything?".