Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ Using Artificial Intelligence to Generate Alt Text on Images

Stephen Downes

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The title of this post makes it irresistable, but the content doesn't really match the title. The idea is that we can use Microsoft's AI service to automatically generate captions for images. I've tested it and it's actually pretty good, but it's not especially easy to see how easy this is. Yes, there's Take Sarah Drasner's generator, which show you in a CodePen, but it's pretty complex. And yes, the sample in the article works, if you know what you're doing. And the Microsoft page is really heavy. So what I did is create a really simple version of it. Here it is. You will have to get a subscription key from Microsoft (there's a link on the page), but it's free and easy. You can save my sample page and it will work right off your desktop.

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