Microsoft’s CaptionBot Really Doesn’t Get Videogames

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So Microsoft have put together a new tool called CaptionBot. The aim of it is to make labeling images easier by providing its own captions. Sounds good, right?

Well, I decided to give it a go to see if I could free myself from the tiresome chore of captioning videogame images. The result? CaptionBot really doesn’t “get” videogames, as you will discover below. Let’s go on a journey…

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Ah. Apparently not. Oh well. I urge you to go try it for yourself. After all, it’s the only way it’ll ever learn.

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