Teachable Machine: Make your own AI!
It's really easy.
3 min read
Now, let me start by saying that making your own AI might sound like a daunting task, but fear not! Teachable Machine is here to save the day. This cool little tool, created by people at Google, allows you to train your own machine learning model really easily. Believe me, really easy.
So, what is Teachable Machine, you ask? 🤔 Well, let me tell you. Teachable Machine is a web-based tool that allows you to train a machine learning model to recognize images, sounds, and poses. This means that you can teach your computer to recognize things like a cat meowing, a dog barking, or anything you want.
But don't worry, you're not making this AI:
First, you'll need to head over to the Teachable Machine website and click on the "Get Started" button. From there, you'll be asked to choose what type of model you want to create. You can choose from image, audio, or pose. For the purpose of this article, let's choose image.
Next, you'll be asked to collect some images for your model. This is where the fun begins. You'll need to gather a bunch of images of whatever it is you want your model to recognize. For example, if you want to train your model to recognize different types of fruit, you'll need to gather images of apples, oranges, bananas, etc. And the best part? You get to
eat the fruit once you're done! 🍎 (Just kidding, don't eat the pictures. That's not how this works.)
After you've collected your images, you'll need to upload them to Teachable Machine. This is where you'll start training your model. You'll need to label your images with their respective categories. For example, if you've uploaded an image of an apple, you'll need to label it as "apple." You'll also need to do this for all of your other images.
Once you've labeled your images, it's time to train your model. Teachable Machine will take care of the heavy lifting and train your model for you. It might take a little while, but just sit back, relax, and let the magic happen.
⚠️ Warning! When training your model, your computer will probabily stop updating the screen. Don't panic, the model is being trained! Also don't switch tabs please.
I really recommend Glitch 🎏 to try your AI model in a real website and make it really fancy (add styles! interactivity! server things!)