What technology is behind Google's "Quick, Draw" doodle recognition experiment?

Answer: artificial intelligence

by News Staff / November 17, 2016
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If you’ve ever played Pictionary, you're probably aware of your artistic skill (or lack thereof). But researchers at Google have wondered if machines could be better at deciphering drawings than your partner (it was obviously a frying pan, Grandma).

The Quick, Draw experiment uses artificial intelligence to understand and recognize human doodles. Thanks to the submission of thousands of images, the neural network begins to recognizes patterns. Cats, for example, are often drawn with pointy ears, whiskers and small noses. So the neural network gets smarter the more users play around with it.