FOR GOOGLE, IT’S not enough that its products rely on machine learning and artificial intelligence. The company also wants you, its customer, to understand how these technologies work.
Last year, a few months after it open sourced its deep learning engine, a Google researcher partnered with The New York Times to create this data visualization explaining neural networks. Now, Google has rolled out AI Experiments, an online collection of tools and games designed to help you understand the inner workings of machine learning.
Take the game, Quick, Draw! – like Pictionary, you get 20 seconds to draw an object on screen, and Google shouts out guesses as the time ticks down. And Google is good. It asked me to draw camouflage, a microwave, a hexagon, an umbrella, a baseball, and a crocodile, and the neural net guessed correctly every time.