Google welcomes Year of the Pig with shadow art AI

Google said Monday it would welcome the Year of the Pig with an artificial intelligence experiment using shadow art.

With the front-facing cameras on their desktops and laptops, users are taught how to create images of their Chinese zodiac sign using shadow puppetry.

The shadow art AI game is a playful take on Google’s shift to AI. The Mountain View, California-based internet giant is betting on AI and machine learning-driven services, hoping to make such technologies ubiquitous, useful and intuitive.

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