Hilarious Google website turns your rubbish doodles into lifelike monsters using AI – and your kids will love it
IF you’re struggling to find new ways to keep yourself or your kids entertained at home then Google may have a solution.
The tech giant has released a prototype AI app that turns your doodles into rather terrifying yet hilarious cartoon monsters.
You can create your own weird and wonderful creatures[/caption]
The tool is called Chimera Painter and it lets you add to existing monsters or completely erase the template and create your own.
In the end you should be left with enough creepy creatures to play a fantasy card game in which they battle.
The tool uses artificial intelligence that has been trained on thousands of computer-generated images.
That’s how it knows to generate a rather realistic looking image when you sketch out new body parts.
You can also use the much better templates that are provided[/caption]
Use the preloaded designs, upload your own image or start from stratch.
You can change the size of your paintbrush and pick which body part to focus on by using the tools at the side.
When you’re done you just need to click transform and you can save the image.
You’ll be given the option to download and could even print it out unless you find it terrifying and would rather forget it existed.
A bit like my own attempt at creating a creature with a smiley face.
The tool can even make a smiley face seem terrifying[/caption]
The experts behind the app wrote in a blog post: “It is our hope that these GAN models and the Chimera Painter demonstration tool might inspire others to think differently about their art pipeline.
“What can one create when using machine learning as a paintbrush?”
They used a type of AI machine learning software called generative adversarial networks (GANs) to create the fantastical creature creator.
What is artificial intelligence?
Here’s what you need to know…
- Artificial intelligence, also known as AI, is a type of computer software
- Typically, a computer will do what you tell it to do
- But artificial intelligence simulates the human mind, and can make its own deductions, inferences or decisions
- A simple computer might let you set an alarm to wake you up
- But an AI system might scan your emails, work out that you’ve got a meeting tomorrow, and then set an alarm and plan a journey for you
- AI tech is often “trained” – which means it observes something (potentially even a human) then learns about a task over time
- For instance, an AI system can be fed thousands of photos of human faces, then generate photos of human faces all on its own
- Some experts have raised concerns that humans will eventually lose control of super-intelligent AI
- But the tech world is still divided over whether or not AI tech will eventually kill us all in a Terminator-style apocalypse
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