Recently Google Creative Labs released the Teachable Machine - online application, that allows everyone to get familiar with basics of machine learning and neural networks.
Teachable Machine is an experiment that makes it easier for anyone to explore machine learning.
You can teach a machine to using your camera, live in the browser – no coding required. You train a neural network locally on your device, without sending any images to a server. That’s how it responds so quickly to you.
Developers recommend to capture at least 30 images per class. Be aware of when you’re pressing and releasing the button (that’s when it starts/stops capturing images). And you might need to capture lots of angles or variations of whatever it is you want your machine to recognize.
Hype.codes team made a small research and explored this services. As a result, when a author of this article shaked his hand, a cute cat animation came up; when shaking a head - a dog animation came up. This took less than 2 minutes and was quit funny.
As you can see on a screenshot above, the neural network can learn 3 different moves from a webcam and bind it to a 3 different types of GIF animations, sounds or speechs. Also, when performing a move, there is a "Confidence" bar, that shows the condifence level of machine.
Learn more at GitHub and check the website to explore the world of neural networks.