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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Well, you got the sad part right. Lara wasn’t exactly having a great day in 2013’s Tomb Raider. 

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Again, not a million miles away. Definitely a drawing, but definitely not a skateboard. It gets worse though.

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Ah yes. The famous Master Cycle.

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It’s really not, you know.

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Nope.

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I’m sure Joel wishes that was the case. Surely though, our intrepid CaptionBot can identify the most famous face in gaming?

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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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