The Grid: AI Websites That Design Themselves

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Will websites designers soon be jobless? This might happen in the very near future, if the revolutionizing idea behind The Grid will prove to be a success.

The Grid is a website builder much more different that anything done before, proposing “AI websites that design themselves”.

It uses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything the user throws at it – videos, images, text, urls and more – and automatically shape them into a custom website unique for each user.

In other words it is a website platform which automatically adapts design to the user’s input, just like a personal AI developer, allowing the user to focus on the content instead of the website’s looks.

This new platform uses machine learning combined with constraint-based design and flow-based programming to make form dynamically adapt to content.

The team behind this new website building approach promises some great features:

  • Intelligent Color Detection & Correction
  • Layout Filters, some sort of smart page templates that can evolve
  • Intelligent Face Detection & Smart Cropping of photos which can be trained with examples
  • Integrated E-commerce plugins
  • Adapted content for any desktop, tablet, mobile device

… and many more, including a website already built with it you can find at their official website: thegrid.io

The first version release is expected in the late Spring 2015, and additional features such as e-commerce have a due date in the late 2015.

More information about the science and the team behind it can be found it this Forbes article: The Grid Website Platform Automatically Adapts Design To Make Your Content Shine.