Google turns your doodles into beautiful icons
3rd May 2017
It pays to keep an eye on what is new in the world of Google betas, as ever so often you will find something really useful or just good fun.
Google Google’s latest A.I. experiment is a web-based drawing tool called AutoDraw that converts your rough scribbles and doodles into beautiful, symmetrical icons/clipart that you can download for free. It works on your phone, computer or tablet and uses artificial intelligence to guess and suggest a more polished icon or symbol to replace your drawing.
The program uses the same technology found in Quick, Draw! – an online game developed by Google that uses neural network artificial intelligence to guess what a user has drawn (it’s like playing Pictionary against a computer). The AI learns from each drawing, increasing its ability to guess correctly in the future.
Some will see this as a godsend, others will see it as a hindrance to individual creativity. Whatever your opinion, at least there is something out there that saves you having to explain that what looks like a scribble is actually your interpretation of the Mona Lisa.
Have a go for yourself; https://www.autodraw.com/