'Quick, Draw!' Teaches Google's Neural Network to Recognize Drawings

By: Joey Haar - Nov 17, 2016
References: quickdraw.withgoogle & kotaku
'Quick, Draw!' is part of Google Experiments' crowdsourcing campaign to teach the company's neural networks about a host of different things. In particular, Quick, Draw! focuses on teaching the artificial intelligence software to recognize incredibly rough sketches of basic objects. Rather than a staid laboratory experiment, though, Quick, Draw! is a fun and addictive game that will make users forget the scientific implications of the task at hand.

The format of Quick, Draw! is simple: users have to draw objects with just their cursors or their fingers (depending on whether they're playing on a touchscreen or a computer) in 20 seconds or less. The object of the game is to draw the object well enough so that Google's neural network can guess what was drawn. Even in the early stages of the game's release, the AI's accuracy is astounding.