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Prepare to waste your day playing with Google’s weird new AI experiment ‘Move Mirror’

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More artificial intelligence fun - make use of it before it kills you!

Boring, sometimes, life, isn’t it? Just gets a bit slow and rubbish and tedious sometimes - sure you can agree. So what you need now and again is a dumb game you can play, a game that is pointless and acheives almost nothing yet, for some reason, is fun. 

Google’s new AI experiement Move Mirror is one of those dumb, pointless games, and you can play it for free, if you’re bored, which you are. 

Essentially, what it does is take over your computer’s webcam (UH OH) and matches any pose you do to an online library of over 80,000 images, giving you a random image matching your body. As we previously mentioned, it is pointless.

Here’s a video explaining how it works:

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Basically, it uses a computer vision model called PoseNet that maps your movements using a colourful stick figure guy, and then contrasts it against the huge photographic library. This is all done in real-time, so every time you move, you’re presented with a different picture - this is fun.

And in case you’re worried about Google looking at you doing a stupid dance and recording it to be beamed onto the moon for the entire world to see, your footage isn’t actually going to them. A JavaScript library called TensorFlow.js, which runs within your browser, means all the digital magic happens on your own computer, keeping your all-important privacy intact. Still best not to do it naked though.

If you fancy wasting a good five minutes of your time, then head on over here to give it a try.

NOW GET BACK TO WORK YOU SLACKER WE’RE NOT PAYING YOU TO MUCK ABOUT ON THE INTERNET ALL DAY ON YOUR INSTAGRAMS AND YOUR TWITTERS AND YOUR MYSPACES CHRIST IT’S LIKE YOU WERE BORN YESTERDAY.

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