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Microsoft's AI conjures up captions for your photos

Engadget Engadget 14/04/2016 Mariella Moon
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Microsoft has a new addition to its growing list of fun tools that can analyze images: CaptionBot. This particular AI describes photos you upload or link in natural human language with the occasional emoji to represent human emotion. The results aren't always accurate, of course, but the more photos you feed it, the more it learns. Just take note that it will keep any picture you upload.

According to DailyDot, CaptionBot is powered by Microsoft Cognitive Services, which gives developers the power to create apps that use machine-based intelligence. Cognitive Services gave rise to other image-based Microsoft tools that can guess your age, gauge how much you look like another person and tell you what breed you are if you were a dog. The Services' Natural Language capability, on the other hand, powered its failed chatbot project Tay. We took the AI for a spin and captured and compiled some of our attempts in the gallery above. Overall, it didn't do too bad -- and it certainly knows its corporate overlords.CaptionBot

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