Google's AI Experiments are fun showcases for feats of artificial intelligence the company's research has enabled. Scrying Pen is a new one that uses algorithms trained by data from 2016's Quick, Draw! experiment to show a path to draw one of a set of objects, like a cat or a hand.
Scrying Pen analyzes your inputs to try to predict what you'll draw next in the context of the model you've selected, displaying a number of its best guesses as to your next moves as green lines. There are more than a hundred trained models to draw, ranging from the expected—cat, dog, truck—to the absurd, like "antyoga," "radioface," and "everything."
The experiment was created by Andy Matuschak based on sketch-rnn, a neural network Google trained "on millions of doodles collected from the Quick, Draw! game." Results are a mixed bag; trying to draw with a mouse or your finger on a screen is tricky enough, let alone trying to follow an AI's instructions while doing it. Still, it's fun to see an artificial intelligence's "thought process."
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