Are you looking for something challenging to do in your spare time? Then Google has just the answer for you. Now, instead of browsing your social media account or playing games on your PC, why not do something more constructive such as tutoring Google AI?
In the last couple of weeks, Google’s state-of-the-art neural-based, deep learning artificial intelligence has proved once and for all that machines can learn to do things just like humans.
Deep-learning engines like DeepMind and other are being used in various situations in order to develop an AI that could think for itself.
Maybe you know about Google’s decision of teaching DeepMind how to play StarCraft II with human players and about DeepMind beating the best Chess and Go players in the world.
Well, now our little AI is all grown up and ready to face a new challenge – a game of wits, imagination, and intuition.
Everybody likes to doodle once in a while. It’s a great pastime, especially during a boring class, or a dull day at work. Doodling becomes even more interesting when it’s turned into a guessing game.
Remember Activity, the board game? During the game, there’s actually a card which challenges the user to explain a word or a whole sentence by drawing it. While for us interpreting doodles is a breeze, for a computer it’s quite challenging.
Nevertheless, Google AI is ready to learn if you’re ready to teach. As a result, Google launched a new Web-based application called “Quick, draw!”.
The application serves a double purpose: to instruct the Google AI into interpreting sketches and to serve as a source of entertainment for the public.
How does it work? The game challenges you to draw six pictures of various objects like remote controls, lobsters, lipsticks or sheep.
Once the game commences, you will have 20 seconds to draw the image of the requested object. During this time, Google AI will try to guess what you’re trying to draw.
So, if you’re master artist, Google AI won’t have any trouble guessing the object. On the other hand, if you’re not that good at drawing things, Google will give up after a while.
It’s pretty fun to play and a great way to make a positive contribution by teaching Google AI a few neat tricks.
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