A couple months back, Microsoft introduced a ‘Custom Vision’ program to the public, which allowed anybody to design their own AI way easier than before. And with almost limitless potential, Geoff Boeing has decided to use the tech to create a City Describer.

This personal project by a Ph.D. candidate in City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, is basically an AI-architecture curator that can describe photos of cities. Now it has been turned into a Twitter channel where Geoff shows off the best and worst guesses by the AI, with the latter ones being especially hilarious.

Boeing uses images from Reddit’s ‘CityPorn’ community and feeds them to the program which, at least in theory, should learn and adapt to make more accurate guesses in the future.

More info: City Describer (h/t: designtaxi)

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Microsoft’s Ai Fails At Captioning Picturesque Cityscapes To Hilarious Effect

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John Doe 1 year ago

go home AI, you're drunk

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Microsoft’s Ai Fails At Captioning Picturesque Cityscapes To Hilarious Effect

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John Doe 1 year ago

i almost spilled water on my colleague. no more BP today

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Microsoft’s Ai Fails At Captioning Picturesque Cityscapes To Hilarious Effect

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just a thought ! 1 year ago

Or a game of Tetris !

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Microsoft’s Ai Fails At Captioning Picturesque Cityscapes To Hilarious Effect

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Kevin Donegan 1 year ago

Close

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Microsoft’s Ai Fails At Captioning Picturesque Cityscapes To Hilarious Effect

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Paul K. Johnson 1 year ago

... said Godzilla.

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Microsoft’s Ai Fails At Captioning Picturesque Cityscapes To Hilarious Effect

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Daniel Losinger 1 year ago

Correct

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Microsoft’s Ai Fails At Captioning Picturesque Cityscapes To Hilarious Effect

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Var Vas 1 year ago

tbh, it does look like a tree

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Microsoft’s Ai Fails At Captioning Picturesque Cityscapes To Hilarious Effect

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Sheralyn 1 year ago

Eerily accurate.

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Microsoft’s Ai Fails At Captioning Picturesque Cityscapes To Hilarious Effect

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M O'Connell 1 year ago

Who knows, maybe this started out as a gigapixel image and they're actually right.

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Microsoft’s Ai Fails At Captioning Picturesque Cityscapes To Hilarious Effect

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Sunzilla 1 year ago

Good guess.

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