Now Anyone can Explore Machine Learning, No Coding Required

Teach a machine using your camera.

Now Anyone can Explore Machine Learning, No Coding Required
Image: Teachable Machine

Presently anybody can creep up near machine learning. It’s open to instruction as an AI try “made with a few companions from Google. Yes, now you can teach a machine without requiring any coding skills.

Some friends from Google have created a Teachable Machine, a simple experiment that lets you teach a machine using your camera. It is built with a new library called deeplearn.js, which makes it easier for any web developer to get into machine learning.

This teachable machine lets anyone explore how machine learning works, in a fun, hands-on way.

Here, a user needs to train a neural network locally on your device, without sending any images to a server. That’s how it responds so quickly to you.

Wekinator by Rebecca Fiebrink, one of the inspirations for this project. The Wekinator is free, open source software that allows users to build new interactive systems by demonstrating human actions and computer responses without writing a single line of code.

The system captures at least 30 images per class. Here, you might need to capture lots of angles or variations of whatever it is you want your machine to recognize.

Keep in mind that your machine doesn’t have an understanding of higher level concepts, like faces or objects. It’s learning through the examples you give it. So if it’s not working the way you want, you might want to click the x to reset your classes and try out different approaches.