Microsoft researchers tie for best image captioning technology

Microsoft researchers tie for best image captioning technology

Posted by Allison Linn

MS COCO Image Captioning Challenge 2015

Researchers representing Microsoft and Google will present their latest advances Friday in automated image captioning, a hot field that could have broad implications for artificial intelligence.

The researchers will be speaking at a workshop that is part of CVPR, an annual conference on the most cutting-edge advances in computer vision research. The workshop is highlighting the winners of several image-related challenges.

The two companies’ research groups tied for first place in the recent MS COCO Image Captioning Challenge 2015. There were 15 submissions from top universities and industrial research labs vying to automatically create the most informative and interesting captions.

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