Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid – thebesplayers.org

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Microsoft has launched a new CaptionBot, and the results range from impressively spot on to bwah.

Simply by uploading a photo to CaptionBot, it will describe what it sees. Keep in mind, the A.I. is still learning, but damn, there’s so much it doesn’t know.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

It does know this guy. Good. He’s important.

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Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Amazing! It can recognize Wii Remotes by name. So the next one should be a cinch!

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

D’oh.

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Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Gah. Let’s try another Microsoft console.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Nope.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Maybe CaptionBot just likes Nintendo more?

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org
Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Eh… Maybe these are too hard. Let’s go for a palate cleanser.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

A yellow, pill-popping one in red booties. Okay, okay. The next one, CaptionBot will definitely know.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Um. Okay. Technically this could be correct.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Aw, crap.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Nooooooooo. Is it wrong to assume Microsoft A.I. would be familiar with Microsoft products?

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

I don’t even, what is this. Let’s try some easier ones. You know, easier than Microsoft logos.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Okay. Not bad! While not specific, the A.I. is correct.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Ditto.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

I’m not confident, either.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

Good CaptionBot. Good.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

CaptionBot sure likes fenced in giraffes.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

You should see my face, CaptionBot.

Microsoft's Caption A.I. Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid - thebesplayers.org

*sigh*

At least it’s not a racist, huh? Well, yet.

Brian Ashcraft[email protected]@Brian_Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored four books, including most recently, Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design.

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