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Here’s what Microsoft’s new bot thinks of Kai

Kai Ryssdal Apr 14, 2016
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Final Note

Here’s what Microsoft’s new bot thinks of Kai

Kai Ryssdal Apr 14, 2016
A screenshot from Microsoft's captionbot.ai Screenshot/Tony Wagner
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Microsoft has been churning out experiments in artificial intelligence for a while now.

Last month brought us a Twitter bot named Tay. The whole thing went sideways when the account started spewing racist and sexist nonsense. The latest, CaptionBot, is more benign and more fun.

It’s pretty simple: plug in a photo and CaptionBot will try to tell describe what’s in it as well as a human can.

Like we did last year with Microsoft’s age-guessing bot, we put CaptionBot through its paces with a few pictures of me. It did OK!

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