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 A.I. is still learning, but damn, there’s so much it doesn’t know.

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

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

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D’oh.

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Gah. Let’s try another Microsoft console.

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Nope.

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Maybe CaptionBot just likes Nintendo more?

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

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

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Um. Okay. Technically this could be correct.

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Aw, crap.

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

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I don’t even, what is this. Let’s try some easier ones. You know, easier than Microsoft logos.

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Okay. Not bad! While not specific, the A.I. is correct.

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Ditto.

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I’m not confident, either.

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Good CaptionBot. Good.

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CaptionBot sure likes fenced in giraffes.

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You should see my face, CaptionBot.

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*sigh*

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

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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