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…
Well, you got the sad part right. Lara wasn’t exactly having a great day in 2013’s Tomb Raider.
Again, not a million miles away. Definitely a drawing, but definitely not a skateboard. It gets worse though.
Ah yes. The famous Master Cycle.
It’s really not, you know.
I’m sure Joel wishes that was the case. Surely though, our intrepid CaptionBot can identify the most famous face in gaming?
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.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.