What is a vase?

50 million doodles have been released as a dataset, including 126,475 drawings of a “vase”.  In this image I’ve stacked hundreds of “vase” doodles, revealing a common form.

But what emerges is not the universal, Platonic ideal of a “vase”.  Google’s analysis of doodle composites has shown that even for basic things like “chair” there are significant differences across cultures.  (Google AI & Kyle McDonald)

You can browse the vase doodle dataset here:  https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com/data/vase