Are you better at recognising sketches than a computer program?

Scientists in London have built a computer program that's better at recognising hand-drawn sketches than actual humans.

The Queen Mary University of London researchers say Sketch-a-Net (catchy) can identify the subject of sketches 74.9 per cent of the time, compared to the human average of 73.1 per cent.

To arrive at their findings, the team used the Technical University of Berlin's sketch dataset, the largest of its kind with 20,000 sketches.

We've used just 10 of the drawings from that library to make a totally unscientific test for you to try - just choose the option that you think best resembles the sketch. We'll let you know afterwards whether your eye is as good as the human - or computer - average.

Let us know how you get on in the comments below.

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