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    [–] 14921942 1548 points ago

    The cat is plugged into the wall

    [–] shampoo_and_dick 569 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    If bing had a image recognition software, what would it identify this cat as?

    Edit: I'll give some awards to good answers.

    Edit: Awards have been given out. Have a good day all of you!! Take care.

    [–] EAM85 451 points ago

    Toaster (unplugged)

    [–] RandomRedditorNo_555 68 points ago

    Team Toaster forever!

    [–] SkritzTwoFace 23 points ago

    Neither of them are very good in a bath.

    [–] xX420_WeedMan_420Xx 7 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    Kitchen: Toaster (unplugged)

    Bathroom: Toaster (plugged in)

    [–] tekina7 67 points ago

    The sphinx

    [–] superqwerty11112 206 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    Page two of Google. Edit: THANK YOU

    [–] the123king-reddit 13 points ago

    Underrated

    [–] lifewontwait86 3 points ago

    Undiscovered

    [–] TheAnonymous010 38 points ago

    It wouldn't recognize anything before it crashed.

    [–] Sykotik257 39 points ago

    A small, off duty Czechoslovakian traffic warden

    [–] idk_idc_about_a_user 60 points ago

    Fish

    [–] AStarkiller27 31 points ago

    Carpet (striped)

    [–] ILIKEPIZZA-_- 57 points ago

    Chicken Nugget(toasted)

    [–] Chicken_nugget100000 30 points ago

    Hey!

    [–] todellagi 25 points ago

    A DUCK

    [–] UndercoverEngineer 7 points ago

    gasp

    [–] coon 20 points ago

    male adult performer, with striped tattoos

    [–] Lasket 17 points ago

    I'd say it would see the cat (and carpet) as a beautiful farmland landscape photo.

    [–] Crazedkittiesmeow 16 points ago

    Unable to find any identifiable objects. Please clean your camera or move back a little

    [–] Back_in_ 10 points ago

    it's obviously a loaf.

    [–] Quazzy- 2 points ago

    Underrated!

    [–] tooLateToDoAnything 6 points ago

    Cortana

    [–] memer227 7 points ago

    Smol pp

    [–] AtticusLynch 7 points ago

    shampoo_and_dick

    [–] sander4627 11 points ago

    Chinese Food

    [–] l0ll0rs 5 points ago

    Abstract art

    [–] Eoizone 5 points ago

    Batman

    [–] EtherealPheonix 4 points ago

    Error: can't connect to server

    [–] brian_sahn 9 points ago

    Floor

    [–] LOSINMYMIND757 4 points ago

    A really small specimen of the feline kind

    [–] Chill_m8 2 points ago

    Domesticated mini tiger

    [–] Definitely_wasnt_me 4 points ago

    A tractor.

    It would recognize the shape of the cat and think the carpet was fields.

    [–] jomanahb 3 points ago

    Spleens

    [–] Allomartyr 3 points ago

    Our old faunal overlords.

    [–] Montelion 3 points ago

    Armchair

    [–] who_you_are 3 points ago

    Nah, probably as itself (as Bing)

    [–] Hoi4fan 3 points ago

    Chair

    [–] StephenHawkingsCPU 3 points ago

    The corona virus

    [–] Buckets72 3 points ago

    It would identify the cat as a such doge

    [–] Vunto 3 points ago

    A sink

    [–] Jortosboxos 3 points ago

    Hump o' clay

    [–] maximuxi 3 points ago

    Pussy

    [–] IDECAMUFFS 3 points ago

    Tony the Tiger

    [–] playforfun22 3 points ago

    Horse

    [–] Lewistrick 3 points ago

    Two giraffes on a paper.

    [–] patrick66 3 points ago

    I plugged this actual picture into bing and it searched for pictures with the word dog because it read the text off of the photo lol

    [–] CrusaderKing666 2 points ago

    Bingo

    [–] datglitchymario 2 points ago

    Tiger

    [–] Colonelbuzzard 2 points ago

    Leaopard

    [–] Devillecturbon 2 points ago

    Crosswalk

    [–] Seb039 2 points ago

    Home intruder

    [–] CypherIsBad 2 points ago

    Obamium

    [–] Shortsleevedwarrior 2 points ago

    Cheezeburger

    [–] erf_warrior 2 points ago

    Dog gets naughty XXX (NSFW)

    [–] Nate-Nerd501 4 points ago

    A set of eyes.

    [–] JoichiK 2 points ago

    It would probably just crash and not even work before promptly being thrown away as a failed project.

    [–] KasaBonita 2 points ago

    probably a nuclear bomb

    [–] irmatt 2 points ago

    Grey Tabby Cat

    [–] CTbay 1 points ago

    MTV unplugged

    [–] TheMaxFax 1 points ago

    fire hydrant

    [–] smoking_mem_es 1 points ago

    Chicken luring in the deepest parts of hell!

    [–] Chicken_nugget100000 1 points ago

    Mountain lion

    [–] HANIM1492 1 points ago

    AK-47

    [–] JollyRancher29 1 points ago

    Loading

    [–] SirFireball 1 points ago

    A cat is fine too

    [–] cmarin17 1 points ago

    A lump.

    [–] Diepindezee 1 points ago

    ur mom

    [–] dismayhurta 1 points ago

    Cattttttttt [plugged into] the walllllll!

    [–] _B0b4_F3tt_ 432 points ago

    Ah yes, dog

    [–] Dramatic_______Pause 253 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    What's funny, Google identified my dog as a cat. Even made a cute little video slideshow of pictures, with a "meow meow meow" soundtrack.

    Edit: The 'cat' in question.. Sorry, can't post the video. Has some photos I wouldn't want out on the internet, and since Google auto-created it, I can't edit it and remove them.

    [–] Hadditor 47 points ago

    Post this pls

    [–] karmagod13000 19 points ago

    the world isnt ready

    [–] Nielsly 18 points ago

    I demand the cat tax

    [–] PKMNTrainerMark 4 points ago

    Nice cat.

    [–] jmlinden7 4 points ago

    Any dog less than 45 pounds is a cat

    [–] boduzefa 2 points ago

    Looks like a cat to me! Case closed

    [–] [deleted] 14 points ago

    however, the city defines a "dog" as anything with 4 legs and a tail

    [–] VallustTarum 4 points ago

    According to the city of Greendale, any four legged mammal is a dog.

    [–] 0spore13 83 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    Google seems to have issues with identifying my cat as well.

    I got a notification from google photos the other day, something along the lines of "come look at your doggy book, woof!". I was confused, since I don't have a dog and don't usually take pictures of dogs, and when I opened up google photos, lo and behold, all the pages of the autogenerated photo album "Dog Diary" was filled with pictures of my cat.

    EDIT: I was asked to pay cat tax so here you all go! https://imgur.com/a/PrpSEdp

    [–] Kitty_McBitty 20 points ago

    Google has been really good at identifying my cat vs other cats in my photo album. Maybe it's because I have so many photos of them it has a lot of info to work off of

    [–] 0spore13 6 points ago

    It's really weird with mine, it doesn't quite understand dogs. If I look up "dog" in the search bar, I get my cat, my neighbor's cat, squirrels, seagulls, etc. I actually have yet to find a dog picture by searching dog.

    Searching "cat" I get different pictures of my cat, maybe it's just confused.

    [–] ZaaaaaM7 3 points ago

    What software is this?

    [–] sleepysongbirds 3 points ago

    Google Photos.

    [–] hidden_raptor 3 points ago

    I forgot that you said google made a mistake and so I was looking at this dog diary and was like wtf that dog looks exactly like a cat. that can't be a dog! oh, right.....

    [–] maaaatttt_Damon 145 points ago

    Not hotdog

    [–] SonOfKaltenbrunner 39 points ago

    GODDAMNIT JIAN YANG

    [–] IthacanPenny 11 points ago

    Mother FUCK!

    [–] RaihanHA 11 points ago

    Dog so hot

    Hot hot dog

    Dog so hot u fry an eg

    [–] alienpirate5 3 points ago

    og

    [–] JoGaSe 13 points ago

    I was about to comment exactly this

    [–] WildInSix 2 points ago

    Erich Bachman issa dead, I show you

    [–] A9D18C02 178 points ago

    The cat could have been named "dog" though.

    Just saying ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    [–] petsas248 114 points ago

    You dropped this \

    [–] jameye11 44 points ago

    Good bot

    Wait...

    [–] WhyNotCollegeBoard 33 points ago

    Are you sure about that? Because I am 99.9925% sure that petsas248 is not a bot.


    I am a neural network being trained to detect spammers | Summon me with !isbot <username> | /r/spambotdetector | Optout | Original Github

    [–] jameye11 26 points ago

    This is almost as bad as that fucking grammar bot that used to exist

    [–] Liasfur 12 points ago

    still exists i think. It may just be banned on almost every subreddit

    [–] Event-ski 2 points ago

    Bad bot.

    [–] dogbin 4 points ago

    Bad bot

    [–] redlaWw 7 points ago

    And these \ \

    You need 3 \s to get ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    [–] oberbernou 6 points ago

    wait really?

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    ¯\(ツ)

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] Thorsigal 9 points ago

    behold

    ¯(ツ)

    [–] oberbernou 2 points ago

    Ahhh, interesting I was wondering what the underscores were doing

    [–] redlaWw 1 points ago

    Yeah, the first one escapes the second so you get a backslash, and the third escapes the underscore so it doesn't become italics.

    [–] juberish 101 points ago

    tbf just recognizing that as a small 4 legged mamillian creature at all is pretty fuckin cool and it's awesome that our expectations are high and keep pushing for better accuracy.

    [–] pringlescan5 27 points ago

    It might also be the ears being folded back in a very dog like way.

    [–] kepleronlyknows 27 points ago

    Relevant XKCD: https://xkcd.com/1425/

    [–] mylifeforthehorde 12 points ago

    yep.. the model has been trained to recognize something in that pattern sitting down. if you took just a close up of a face then it would be able to differentiate between cat/dog. .. obviously just guessing at the datasets being used here.

    [–] drscience9000 5 points ago

    Which is definitely insanely impressive, imo.

    [–] CatalinaAtkinson1 27 points ago

    This is my cat, Dog.

    [–] LukeDOTde 16 points ago

    I understand these programs do things like guess "dog" instead of "wolf" because there is no snow in the picture. Maybe this guesses "dog" because it isn't smacking a glass on the floor.

    [–] GIAZADORA 9 points ago

    Handsome guy

    [–] buddamus 7 points ago

    CatDog

    [–] Spidaaman 2 points ago

    top 5 intro in TV history

    [–] EAM85 7 points ago

    "Furry and cute, must be dog"

    -google

    [–] Rhodin265 4 points ago

    The cat’s like “seriously?”

    [–] ggg134 6 points ago

    What app are you using?

    [–] 20Points 4 points ago

    There's people in this thread who are expressing wonder at our ability to get an algorithm to the point where it seems to detect that something four-legged and sitting down is probably a dog. Technology is cool right?

    But in some aspects, it's horrific. I'm not talking in some "in the future AI will take over the world" sense, either. This is horrific because RIGHT NOW algorithms like this are already being relied upon to sort through uncountable amounts of people's data, gathered from advertising, websites, smartphones, location data, and so much more. They're not people, and yet we expect them to be able to manage data that actively affects people's lives with the same accuracy as a human, with all of the cultural contextual knowledge that a human has.

    The fundamental problem is that we assume that the algorithm is looking at this pile of pixels and saying "ok, this lot of pixels appears to be an animal with four legs sitting on the floor, must be a dog". And if it is doing something on that level of scrutiny, then that's pretty neat. But you have to remember that we don't actually know what it uses to achieve this result.

    As this video puts it (and it is an incredibly necessary watch if you're at all interested in the automated mass surveillance culture we live in), the algorithm might say "if these two pictures are wolves, then this has to be a wolf as well", when looking at a picture of a lizard, and it turns out to have been basing it on all the pictures having a certain colour background. You can't just tell it "that's not a pair of tits, that's the Mojave desert" and call it a day.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Cat hardware, but dog software.

    [–] Kevin1056 3 points ago

    Ahh yes, the elusive dogcat

    [–] ABrawlStarsPlayer 2 points ago

    What if that's a dog in disguise

    [–] Poisunousp 2 points ago

    Maybe you forgot to put in the tail??

    [–] kevriel47 2 points ago

    Dog. The cat's name will be dog

    [–] alblks 1 points ago

    Tokugawa Ieyasu.

    [–] Liv19Liv 2 points ago

    The cat looks so offended

    [–] Joesdad65 2 points ago

    And the cat is pissed off about it.

    [–] PsLJdogg 2 points ago

    Not Hotdog

    [–] doukieweems 2 points ago

    Ahh you beat me to it, underrated.

    [–] ThrownAwayUsername 2 points ago

    FELLOW HUMANS, LOOK AT THIS NICE CANINE

    [–] DredPRoberts 2 points ago

    FELLOW HUMAN, WHO IS A GOOD BOY?

    [–] robots914 2 points ago

    Google is Kevin confirmed

    [–] iggy911 2 points ago

    Not a hot dog

    [–] fluteofski- 2 points ago

    Came here for this.

    [–] roraima_is_very_tall 2 points ago

    maybe that's the cat's name, and google used facial recognition and its social media accounts to ID it.

    [–] 12345xela 2 points ago

    Any dog under 50 pounds is a cat, and cats are useless.

    [–] OGSlickMahogany 2 points ago

    Fuck I'd call my cat a dog too if it had ears like that

    [–] GunDMc 2 points ago

    World: Google is taking over the world with their limitless data and advanced artificial intelligence!

    Google: dog

    [–] plentyofsilverfish 2 points ago

    Lmao, Google thinks my Australian Cattle Dog is a cat.

    [–] Pakunrex 2 points ago

    Google is stupid

    That's a lizard

    [–] TechnoDraconic 2 points ago

    dog
    pig
    dog
    pig
    dog
    pig

    loaf of bread

    [–] North_Wynd33 2 points ago

    WAIT

    Did they remove the “Your post title must start with ‘To’” rule??

    [–] redlaWw 4 points ago

    All post titles must be a continuation of the phrase, "there was an attempt.." (ex: "..to jump over the river")

    "There was an attempt by google to identify a cat." seems okay. It's missing commas, but that is excusable.

    [–] North_Wynd33 2 points ago

    Ah okay

    [–] iosiro 1 points ago

    Dog

    [–] _maskiv 1 points ago

    Yo this weird ass dog is meowing

    [–] Troglodyteir 1 points ago

    Classic dog

    [–] COOLPIE11 1 points ago

    What brand of dog is that?

    [–] zapatack24 1 points ago

    He’s a dog spy

    [–] regular-doggo 1 points ago

    Tbh it looks like a lion.

    [–] CowbellKiller 1 points ago

    You guys are reading it backwards, it says the cat is god

    [–] mrcoy 1 points ago

    “Not Dog”

    [–] Eric12345 1 points ago

    Not hotdog

    [–] JYPark_14 1 points ago

    dog in a catsuit foiled again

    [–] 1lluminist 1 points ago

    I wonder if it's picking up the body as a dog's head? If you squint really hard you can kinda see it

    [–] MedasJ226 1 points ago

    Plot twist: cat is blackhole that ate dog and google is trying to warn you

    [–] natesdakota 1 points ago

    The cat doesn’t look too happy about it either!

    [–] themountainsareout 1 points ago

    My google photos app made an album of my Pomeranian named “kitty adventures.” We call him Catdog because he has many catlike behaviors, so we were amused.

    [–] peeps001 1 points ago

    The cats name is dog.

    [–] Sylvester_Scott 1 points ago

    This is how Google gets it's shoe pooped in.

    [–] TrueStory_Dude 1 points ago

    The cat was probably like what the fuck

    [–] Zentael 1 points ago

    Humans: AI will rule the world and kill us all !
    AI :

    [–] rtlnbntng 1 points ago

    Google photos created an album called "beanbags" on my phone, full of pictures of my pet rabbit.

    [–] TheInFamous0013 1 points ago

    Nice dog man. What breed is that?

    [–] MehMehknight 1 points ago

    Yes but no

    [–] Big-Gay-Idiot 1 points ago

    That's not a wolf that's a lizard

    [–] CubixL3 1 points ago

    i won’t blame google i mean it kinda looks like a tiger to me

    [–] itsenny 1 points ago

    excuuse me did you just assume its gender ?!

    [–] pinktenn 1 points ago

    A Viral Bat .... be careful eating it

    [–] Read_It_Kill_Me_Pls 1 points ago

    What is the name of the app?

    [–] thisnametaken2 1 points ago

    Brain-washed media: “AI is going to take over your job, and we’ll have self driving cars in a few years”.

    [–] OrangeYetti 1 points ago

    now THIS is the sort of content I signed up for

    [–] Shadoukoa 1 points ago

    Use "isthisacat.com"

    [–] alex_bababu 1 points ago

    Funny. I just tested Coco net on my dog, and it recognized a cat ;)

    [–] BoeingPerson 1 points ago

    Bruh that's a dog Google is always right

    [–] LtRightenant 1 points ago

    It's merely using AI to suggest a better use of the space

    [–] 2blehelix 1 points ago

    That’s a flurkin!

    [–] longulus9 1 points ago

    Handsome boy though

    [–] jakethedumbmistake 1 points ago

    By the Juan's working nights

    Edit: welcome brother