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Quick Draw, the Google AI that tests your drawing skills

26 mayo, 2021

Google is betting heavily on artificial intelligence and we have the proof with Google Assistant, the new virtual assistant that comes standard in the Google Pixel. However, it is not the only invention of the company in this field, Google is also experimenting with other AI proposals like Quick Draw.

Quick Draw is a tool capable of recognizing objects from quick sketches. But despite being a simple game (very addictive, by the way), behind it has a complex artificial neural network getting smarter as we put our drawing skills to the test.

Quick Draw

Can a neural network learn to recognize sketches? This is how Quick Draw is presented, an apparently simple and extremely addictive online game in which we are proposed draw different objects or animals and guess them.

When we start to play he asks us to draw something, for example in the image above he asked us to make a sun, but you will only have 20 seconds to do it. If you are fast and your drawing is relatively acceptable, the Google AI will guess it and you can move on to the next drawing. When you have completed six drawings the tool will congratulate you or tell you to improve your drawings.

The funniest thing about Goole Quick Draw is without a doubt hearing how he says what your drawing seems to him as you draw it. For example, when drawing an apple, he first said he saw a potato, then a heart, and finally he got it right, but only when we added the top sheet.

As we said, Quick Draw is an online tool, so you can access both from your computer’s browser and on your mobile, where it is easier to draw on the touch panel than with the mouse. Try your luck and tell us how the drawings have turned out for you.

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