Google is letting users peek into some of its most experimental artificial intelligence projects.
The company unveiled a new website Tuesday called A.I. Experiments that showcases Google’s artificial intelligence research through web apps that anyone can test out. The projects include a game that guesses what you’re drawing, a camera app that recognizes objects you put in front of it and a music app that plays “duets” with you.
Google says the goal of the site is to make some of its machine learning technology more accessible to people who are interested in artificial intelligence but don’t have the technical know-how to parse academic papers, where this type of research is typically published.
Instead, the site offers hands-on demos that allow you to interact with projects created by Google researchers that show off their AI technology.
A project called “Quick, Draw!” for example, is a game that tasks you with drawing an object — like a ceiling fan or flower or bicycle — in a limited amount of time while the app tries to guess what you’re drawing. (Think of it as an AI-powered version of Draw Something.)
Another experiment, called A.I. Duet, shows how artificial intelligence can be applied to music. Play a few notes on a computer-connected keyboard and the algorithm plays a few notes of its own based on what you played. It doesn’t sound quite like music but it sounds much better than randomly generated notes.
There are also two apps that show off some of Google’s computer vision tech: Giorgio Cam and Thing Translator. Giorgio Cam recognizes objects you place in front of your smartphone camera and turns them into lyrics to a song, while Thing Translator uses Google Translate tech to translate objects you point at into different languages.
Additionally, Google is also posting the code for all the projects on A.I. Experiments on Github so developers can tinker around with tools themselves and is taking submissions from developers who have used Google’s tech to make similar applications.