- Nick Vega
It’s time for terrible artists everywhere to rejoice – Google wants to make your indecipherable scrawls a thing of the past.
On Tuesday, the tech giant announced AutoDraw, a web-based tool that will turn your sloppy drawings into recognizable images. AutoDraw uses artificial intelligence to determine what you are trying to draw, and then offers professionally-made images to replace your rough sketch.
The site uses the the same technology found in Quick Draw, a web game that Google released late last year designed to help an AI program recognize doodles.
AutoDraw is free to use, and can be accessed from computers, phones, and tablets. Currently, the system can recognize hundreds of drawings, though Google says that they are looking to add more over time.
If you are artistically inclined, there is a submissions page where you can upload your own designs and drawing for use in AutoDraw.
See AutoDraw in action below.