The ‘WTF Is That’ Bot Tells You What’s in Your Photos. Well, Sometimes

Computer vision is so hot right now. Companies like Microsoft and Google and Facebook use it to help the blind, sort your photos and do many other cool things. It’s as hot as bots, which everyone is integrating into everything and Microsoft boss Satya Nadella calls “the new apps.”Sketch a Venn diagram of the two and you’ll find WTF Is That, a computer vision bot on Facebook Messenger that’s gone viral. It works a bit like Shazam for pictures: Send it a picture and it (sort of) tells you what it is. I sent it this photo of Bryce Canyon. It correctly identified the surrounding terrain: Its reaction to this photo of Oscar the Grouch is accurate without being specific: So far, so good. But much like Google Translate, hilariously awful…


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