When you think of Google, you think of Gmail, Google Drive, Android OS and many other productivity applications.
What you might not know is that Google also has some interactive web-based and non-web-based applications that utilise their prowess in machine learning for fun and games.
Here are three games by Google and friends that you can try them out during your family or friends gathering.
The Google Assistant is more than an AI-assistant. It’s also a game show host for a trivia game called Lucky Trivia.
You can activate it by saying, “Hey Google, let’s play lucky trivia.” Once in, it will ask how many people are playing the game and assign nicknames accordingly in a fun way.
Each set of trivia has five rounds, and it will conclude the game automatically and announce the winner. When the set is completed, you can choose to play again or not.
The trivia questions can be tricky and challenging. So good luck!
The Quick, Draw! is a web-based game similar to picture charades. However, instead of drawing for your family or friends to guess, the AI guesses it for you. Hence, this game can be modified to test out how well you can draw. If you are bad at drawing and the AI failed to recognise what you are trying to art-iculate (get it?), then get ready for the forfeits, if any.
There’s a time limit. So let the game begin!
Built by: Jonas Jongejan, Henry Rowley, Takashi Kawashima, Jongmin Kim, Nick Fox-Gieg, with friends at Google Creative Lab and Data Arts Team.
Emoji Scavenger Hunt
An A.I. Experiment, the Emoji Scavenger Hunt is a web-based game that requires you to go around your house or anywhere you are to find the real life image of emojis. The game will decide on the emoji and you, your family or friends will have to run around to find the object and scan it.
Say, an emoji of a keyboard appears on the screen and what you need to do is to find a keyboard in a given time to earn that point.
When you play the game with your friends, the person with most points will win.
Built by: Brand Studio and PAIR teams at Google
Do you happen to know more games by Google and friends? Let us know.
For now, stop playing Fortnite or PUBG for a bit and spend some fun and quality time with your family and friends.