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Microsoft's CaptionBot AI misses the big picture

Another artificially intelligent bot arrives from Microsoft, but it can't seem to do its job very well. Also, Sharp's robot phone buddy Robohon is real, but doesn't come cheap.

Another Microsoft AI experiment is on the loose, but at least this one is better behaved than Tay.

While Tay is still in time-out over her controversial Twitter feed, Microsoft continues to push forward with artificial intelligence research. The company launched CaptionBot.ai, which can analyze a photo in seconds and describe it. But as you'll learn in CNET Update, CaptionBot still needs some work:

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Also in this tech-news roundup, we look at a new way to watch Vine videos, and Sharp creates a smartphone robot buddy that you can take home next month for about $1,800.

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Microsoft's CaptionBot AI misses the big picture