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Google Quickdraw lets you teach Google’s neural network to recognize drawings

Google QuickdrawIf you’ve ever wondered if Google’s image recognition neural network was capable of winning Win, Lose, or Draw or could recognize crudely drawn images, now you’ve got your answer in the form of Google Quickdraw.

The object is you’re given twenty seconds to draw something, and Google has to figure out what it is using the image matching neural network. You’ll have to trust that it’s not cheating and actually is learning as it’s one app that does it all, but considering the image recognition we’ve got from them I don’t think you should have any disbelief.

It’s actually pretty fun to play, and you’ll learn that some of the answers it gives are worth the cost of playing (time.) You can have a positive effect on the neural network so that Google can eventually understand children’s drawings, sketches, and other drawings.

Or you could be crass and start training Google to see dicks in everything sort of like the Dog Deep Dreaming we saw earlier in the year, that’s entirely up to you.

You can play Google Quickdraw for free, no app required, right here. Feel free to share your screen shots.

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts

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