Items tagged with meme

Anyone who has ever spent half an hour creating the perfect meme to express what you could have typed in a few words has probably used Imgflip before. The folks at Imgflip created a deep artificial neural network that takes the images that are commonly used to create memes and puts its own text along with them. Artificial Intelligence and neural networks have been harnessed to do just about everything these days. After spending vastly too much time clicking on the various images and seeing what the deep artificial neural network to come up with, we may have finally harnessed the true power of AI. Imgflip says that nothing about the text generation is hardcoded except a maximum length that is... Read more...
A popular meme that has been making the rounds is the 10-year challenge in which people on social media (and primarily Facebook) post side-by-side pictures of themselves, one from a decade ago and a recent photo, to see how they have aged. Some have hypothesized that Facebook started the meme as a sneaky way of feeding data into an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, though the social media giant has outright denied the allegation. "The 10-year challenge is a user-generated meme that started on its own, without our involvement. It's evidence of the fun people have on Facebook, and that's it," Facebook stated in a Twitter post. Let's not gloss over the fact that Facebook has a Twitter account,... Read more...
There are often instances where something is done that's so absurd, you have to wonder if it was done on purpose just for the sake of publicity. Any press is good press, right? Well, you can try to guess what TIME's motive was with its latest cover, because it seems impossible that a graphics designer could have been happy with such a result. Behold: Yup, that's Oculus founder Palmer Luckey wearing the headset his company developed. Not only is he on a beach, for some reason, he's levitating, arms spread as if he's a mystical creature. Of course, a cover like this can't be left alone, and the Internet certainly hasn't disappointed. All over the Web, especially on reddit and Twitter, users have... Read more...