Check out Google's Emoji Scavenger Hunt web game for some AI action



In the mood to kill some time? Using your mobile browser, click on emojiscavengerhunt.withgoogle.com. This is a scavenger hunt game that uses AI and your smartphone's camera in an attempt to find real life items that match the emoji you are shown. The time you have to find the items decreases with each turn. When you do match an emoji with a real world object, you receive extra time on the clock.

Google's machine learning platform takes what you are seeing in the real world, and is able to match the image with the proper emoji. The goal, of course, is to find all of the emojis before time runs out. By the way, we suggested that you use the mobile browser on your phone for a reason; the game's website says that Emoji Scavenger Hunt is best experienced on a phone.

To see how the game is played, Google has created a short clip explaining the rules. You can view it by clicking on the video at the top of this article. If you are using your mobile browser to read this story, click on the sourcelink below to open the game.

source: EmjiScavengerHunt

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3 Comments

1. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

What is this cancer..

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3102; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Cheap way to teach their ML.. They already use captcha to teach it how to read, identify road signs, cars, shops, and now they teach it to recognize daily object, nice.. :-(

3. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I wonder if someone used images on Google Search to cheat the game or used youtube videos to cheat the game, would the AI detect that they are cheating? Could it detect the PC display?

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