Welcome to Squid Game v1.2, an AI–powered game inspired by the hit movie of 2021. Almira Nindya Pakerti, a 9–year–old from Indonesia, created the game for the international online artificial intelligence and coding competition Codeavour 2021. The game merges classic ideas of the kid’s game, Red Light & Green Light, and cutting–edge machine learning technology.
The game works using an image model and simple blinking of the eyes. Players navigate through obstacles, controlling their movement by closing and opening their eyes. To create the game, Almira used the Google Teachable machine and 400 images for the training class — separated into “on” and “off” — which signify whether the eyes need to be open or closed for the game. After loading the model to PictoBlox, she was able to call the class and create the control with if–then–else statements.
This thrilling game merges fun and education in a unique way. Children can have fun while learning about the amazing possibilities of Artificial Intelligence.