Meta, a company founded by Facebook’s creator Mark Zukerberg, has built a first-of-its-kind method for using AI to automatically animate children’s drawings of people. Parents can upload their children’s drawings to Meta’s prototype system and watch them become moving characters that dance, skip and jump.
Taking doodles to lessons
Many children enjoy doodling different characters from their imagination, and now their drawings can be used in helping to further develop the various AI programs by Meta.This program works by the first-of-its-kind method for using AI to automatically animate children’s hand-drawn figures of people and humanlike characters. This is defined as the character having with two arms, two legs, a head, and so on.
By uploading drawings to their prototype system. After the drawing has been uploaded, parents and children can watch their drawings become moving characters that dance, skip and jump. And, they can even download a video of their animated drawings to share with friends and family. Parents can also opt in to have their child’s drawing used to continue to teach the AI model.
How to animate fun and simple drawings
Those interested can visit the website here and upload their drawings into the system. The entire process will be done in 4 simple steps. Start by uploading your drawing and then filling in the optional consent form. Then tweak the drawing by indicating where features such as the hands and face are located before choosing the animation that you want to see on the characters.
By teaching AI to work effectively with children’s drawings, Meta hopes that this project will move them closer to building AI that can understand the world from a human point of view. In the coming year, they also hope to release the data set and share more details on their research.