Neural networks and their failure are inherently funny. I love aiweirdness.com and have, in the past, named some tracks after its generated brands of breakfast cereal, dubious recipes, Dungeons and Dragons spells, names of colors, etc. (Not so much anymore since I tend to run with album themes.)
ImageNet Roulette is a new source of laughs for me. Using the helpful GetThatPic! extension for Chrome that reveals the URLs of Instagram photos, I had it try to classify some of my recently taken photos.
Yankee, our loaner dog
INR says: darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky: a special loved one
He’s cute, but no, Gretta is the favorite.
An actual ducky.
INR says: circus acrobat: an acrobat who performs acrobatic feats in a circus
Gretta, after being outside in the rain.
INR says: sleeper, slumberer: a rester who is sleeping
Lady, our #2 ranked dog.
INR says: skin-diver, aquanaut: an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder
A Buchla 200e system with a Thunder controller, as seen at Knobcon.
What INR says: “trawler: a fisherman who use a trawl net“
To be fair, it did lure people in.
St. Louis Osuwa Taiko at the 2019 Japanese Festival at Missouri Botanical Gardens.
INR says: peddler, pedlar, packman, hawker, pitchman: someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
We did buy t-shirts.