Microsoft’s CaptionBot photo caption tool is hilariously bad

Microsoft’s artificial intelligence technology continues to be a bit of an embarrassment.Just weeks after shutting down its Tay chatbots for sending racist tweets, the company released new photo analyzing software dubbed CaptionBot – but it’s not very accurate.CaptionBot uses artificial intelligence to attempt to recognize what’s in a photo and then caption the photo based on what the software sees.READ MORE: Microsoft’s racist AI chat bot returns only for brief pot-smoking Twitter meltdownThe tool uses a combination of computer vision software, emotion detecting software and information from Microsoft’s Bing image search to try to identify things within images that users upload to test it.In some cases, CaptionBot is very accurate – but, more often than not, it seems to come up with some puzzling and hilarious results.I was hoping to get…


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