“Quick, Draw!”…and teach new concepts to a A.I.

"Quick, Draw!" is an interesting project created by some web developers and researchers with a little help by Google: just by drawing doodles on your screens you will help an Artificial Intelligence learning some concepts.

While I was surfing the web I found “Quick, Draw!“, an interesting project created by web developers and researchers with some help by Google: drawing doodles on your tablet or computer screen, you will help an Artificial Intelligence learning some concepts. No, it’s not sci-fi, but a simple and fun game created thanks to Machine Learning.

Machine Learning

Machine Learning is the complex creation of processes that make possible for an Artificial Intellligence to learn. When we find ourselves in front of these big difficult words it seems impossible being able to help the researchers with their projects; the group behind “Quick, Draw!” is of a different idea and invites us to take part in the learning process of their A.I. through a game, contributing with our virtual doodles: after all, who never doodled in his life?

How can you contribute?

  • Go to the “Quick, draw!” web address and click on “Let’s draw!
  • Draw the object that you are asked for: the A.I. will have to recognize it in less than 20 seconds.
  • At the end you will be showed all the objects that the A.I. recognized, how it happened, the other possible options the A.I. considered, and you will be able to proudly share your result on social media\ 😀

Some notes:

You don’t have to be good at drawing, a simple doodle will be enough.

The subjects are all simple objects that you will be able to draw even just with the mouse. Mine, for example, were: toilet, wheel, key, peanut, guitar and birthday cake.


The A.I. won’t always recognize the object, but be patient…it’s learning! 😉

For example my first attempt drawing a peanut was not recognized, so I had to add a second one:


“Quick, Draw!” is a project by the developers Jonas Jongejan, Henry Rowley, Takashi Kawashima, Jongmin Kim, Nick Fox-Gieg and some members of Google Creative Lab and Arts Data Team.

Don’t forget to let me know you results! 🙂

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