Very often, we read and hear about ‘machine learning’. But do you know what exactly it is? 

Machine learning is a branch of  AI (Artificial Intelligence) for systems to automatically improve through algorithms with minimal human intervention. All machine learning algorithms consist of representation, evaluation and optimization, with the goal for the machine to generalize beyond the training samples. 

The foundation of machine learning was laid in a few centuries ago. However, theories came to practice only in the mid 20th century when computers were enabled to play checkers in 1950s. Gradually, the use of machine learning has expanded to other fields, with examples as speech recognition and medical diagnosis. Sounds interesting, right? If you want to give it a try, keep reading ! These are some applications chosen just for you:

  • AutoDraw

Google’s AutoDraw is perfect for those of you who lack artistic competency. Autodraw recognizes our drawings with just a few strokes. Provided with advice, we can create a beautiful picture on our own. 

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Autodraw first invited artists from all over the globe to draw a number of simple sketches, then utilized the technology of machine learning to analyze the pictures. After a series of training, when using AutoDraw, AI learns to predict the objects we are drawing and provide options with reference to its database. 

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  • Lyrebird 

Lyrebird is known for its ability to imitate the sounds in the surroundings. This application is exactly named after the bird, for the function of recreating your voice! 

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Recording at least 30 sentences at the website, the system analyzes and duplicates your voices. Your voices can then be manipulated to say anything with authenticity in accent, tone and style.

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At the moment, the only language Lyrebird supports is English. English speakers, you can try it out in the link down below. In order to create a more realistic voice document, we suggest you to record in a quiet place with fewer echoes.

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  • Nvidia’s Image Inpainting

Nvidia is a semiconductor company specializes in designing graphic processing units. In a promotional video, they proudly announced their latest technology of ‘image inpainting’, which can fill in the blank spaces in pictures and rebuild the unity of the whole picture. 

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Researchers trained AI to sort pictures into different categories and automatically fill in the spaces with machine learning. Despite the severe damage, AI can still generate the whole picture. 

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The technology of machine learning can be applied in a wide range of fields. These 3 are just the tip of an iceberg. If you wish to learn even more, follow us for some other juicy blogs!

Cr: Emerj, AutoDraw, Lyrebird, Nvidia