Everyone has their own unique set of talents. Drawing isn’t necessarily one we all share.
But if that’s the case, Google has you covered with AutoDraw. It’s a new online tool that pairs machine learning with a vast database of drawings by people for whom drawing is a talent. You draw your best attempt at, say, a cat:
AutoDraw then presents you with some options for what it thinks you may have drawn:
And you select the vastly better (albeit somewhat less creative) artwork:
How useful is it? Well, you can use the artwork for free in any documents or presentations, which is pretty handy. You could probably also search for some free clipart without any more effort, but it’s still a useful one-stop shop for basic line drawings.
But it’s more compelling as an example of machine learning and artificial intelligence. It’s similar to the technology that lets Facebook identify people in your photos. Or the optical character recognition which turns scanned documents into searchable, editable text. Or the artificial intelligence which can actually start to analyse and review documents.
If those kind of topics float your boat, then we should definitely chat. We’ve always got an eye on the future, and we love to share what we’ve learned with our clients – and to talk about how it can help their business. If you’d like to set up a conversation, just get in touch.