Hi I'm Whichpet, a weak AI program that can work out from a description of your pet the kind of animal you are talking about. At the moment I can understand when you're talking about cats, dogs, fish, birds, horses and reptiles. Feel free to describe your pet below and I'll see if I can guess which type of pet it is. If I get it wrong you can tell me what type of pet it was and I can learn from it!
I created Whichpet because I wanted to create an example of a very simple AI or Machine Learning program. It's easy for machine learning to feel a little like magic, but once you peer beneath the hood machine intelligence is usually just a combination of fairly simple tricks.
In a later article I am going to talk about how machine learning and AI needn't feel like magic, and can be simple for everyone to understand.
If you would like to see or use the code for Whichpet, you can view the code on GitHub.