Is that a slice?


This was from a happenstance walk by of a session yesterday at the CSTA Conference while on my way to address some other issue.

It’s another experiment by Google and it’s directly applicable to something that we all know about – Pizza.

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Even in the descriptor above, you know that this is going to be rich in computer science.  But, it’s also fun.

We’ve all seen those Captcha things that drive you crazy.  They’re designed to make sure that it’s a human accessing websites – you get a series of pictures and you have to pick out the ones that contain a car, or a roadsign, or …. pizza?

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You’ll recognize the attributes and this is an interesting activity that lets you determine criteria and then apply it to test date to see if you can do some AI programming to determine pizza.

Of course, if you’re like me, you like to get it to test the limits and try to trick it.

All in all, the activity is good fun but it’s so rich in computer science concepts.

And, you might end up a bit hungry too.

OTR Links 07/10/2018


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