"This is the kind of app you're going to take out when you're with your friends," he says. "It's a lot of fun to learn about what dog you look like, and it comes up with surprising comparisons."
When asked why people of Asian descent seem to get the same two results, a Microsoft spokesperson told BuzzFeed that the app's algorithm doesn't explicitly take race into consideration:
The machine learning system explicitly does not take into account the racial or ethnic origins of the human. This app is intended to be fun, maps to human characteristics and not meant to reinforce any stereotype. Like any AI system, "Fetch!" becomes more accurate the more it's used. By using "Fetch!", people are helping to improve our results and make it more accurate.
Jarry Lee is the Deputy Books Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.