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Google’s Automated Image Captioning & the Key to Artificial “Vision”

It’s no secret that Google has been getting more active in research in recent years, especially since it re-organized itself significantly back in 2015. On 22nd September 2016 it announced the open-source release of a piece of software that can detect the objects and setting of an image to automatically generate a caption describing it. Of course, it doesn’t have the same level of creativity as human beings do in creating the prose within the captions, but the image encoder otherwise known as Inception V3 should have captured attention for reasons that transcend the superficial “look at the captions it can make” motive.
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