Facebook and Instagram were hit by massive outages and weren’t functioning properly on Wednesday — and the apps started showing what appear to be AI-generated captions of people’s photographs.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images and videos on Instagram.
People were not happy learning about what autogenerated intel Facebook and Instagram generated about their photos.
The ability to scan images via machine learning is a big focus for Facebook across its family of apps.
Understandably, though, people are sort of creeped out at Facebook barfing up descriptions of their photographs.
These captions are basic descriptions of what’s in the picture, including how many people it might include, what they’re doing, basic objects, and where it was taken.
Facebook And Instagram Are Showing People Strange AI-Generated Descriptions Of Their Photos https://t.co/kMZnL52RFD— BuzzFeed Tech (@fwd) July 3, 2019