Camera App Automatically Writes Clever Captions For Photos It Sees
Frank Said What analyzes each image to come up with an individual response.
Terrarium has created the Frank Said What app to help those who have trouble coming up with a witty caption to go along with the photo. Instead of generating pre-written text, the app uses complicated algorithms a group of people sourced on Amazon Mechanical Turk who “looks at every photo and writes an individual response.” The end result is described as the “perfect mash-up of Instagram and your favorite meme.”
Users simply need to upload a photo from their mobile to Frank and wait around 3-5 minutes for the app to process the photo and come up with a clever caption. The photo and text can then be shared on Facebook, Twitter or e-mail. Surprisingly, the captions are eerily accurate, for example there's a photo of a woman eating an apple, and Frank points out that, “This apple tastes like pajamas.” Another image depicts a group of dogs around a gate with the caption, “Hey, did you get the key?”