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This article was published on November 16, 2016

    Google’s amazing AI experiments let you play with neural networks

    Juan Buis
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    Juan Buis

    Digital Culture Reporter

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    Google is known for its funky experiments with web technology — just take a look at its Chrome Experiments page, where the company has accumulated over a thousand creative web apps using its web technology.

    A lot of Google’s products today use machine learning to better serve its users.

    For example, when searching for ‘pizza’ in Google Photos shows all the pictures in your library of pizza. It knows what the dish looks like by analyzing thousands of pictures of the food and recognizing patterns between them.

    The technology might be complex, but the company is now making it easy to play around with it.

    Google A.I. Experiments features eight web tools to play around with, and they’re all great fun.

    Quick Draw guesses what you’re drawing based on the information it gains from other people’s doodles. This AI version of Pictionary asks you to draw a simple shape such as the sun, and the computer automatically presumes what it is. It’s amazing how quickly it lands on the right answer.

    Giorgio Cam uses your laptop or phone’s camera to identify objects, and creates a song around what it thinks it’s seeing. A robot voice sings the word over a Giorgio Moroder beat, resulting in some very peculiar music.

    All experiments are impressive displays of the technology Google is using — check them out, and be amazed at the cool things technology can do.