Google trains machine-learning algorithm to write pic captions ::searchable::

Image translation

Oriol Vinyals and pals at Google are using an approach similar to translating language to now translate images into words. Their technique is to use a neural network to study a dataset of 100,000 images and their captions and so learn how to classify the content of images.

But instead of producing a set of words that describe the image, their algorithm produces a vector that represents the relationship between the words. This vector can then be plugged into Google’s existing translation algorithm to produce a caption in English, or indeed in any other language. In effect, Google’s machine learning approach has learnt to “translate” images into words.

Read the full piece at MIT Technology Review
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