Microsoft's Caption AI Is Sometimes Right, Sometimes Stupid

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

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 AI is still learning, but damn, there's so much it doesn't know.

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

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

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

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

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

D'oh.

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

Gah. Let's try another Microsoft console.

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

Nope.

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

Maybe CaptionBot just likes Nintendo more?

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

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

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

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

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

Um. OK. Technically this could be correct.

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

Aw, crap.

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

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

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

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

OK. Not bad! While not specific, the AI is correct.

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

Ditto.

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

I'm not confident, either.

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

Good CaptionBot. Good.

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

CaptionBot sure likes fenced in giraffes.

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

You should see my face, CaptionBot.

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

*sigh*

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


Comments

    It seems that when you're actually using photos (as it's designed to do) it does a pretty good job of recognising what's in it, but with images and logos, not surprisingly, it thinks there's two giraffes in a fenced area. Try more photos and you'll definitely get better results

    Last edited 16/04/16 11:38 pm

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