This AI Meme Generator Parrots the Absurdity of Online Humor

The web app's captions are bizarre and often hilarious

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A new AI text generator is bringing an extra dose of absurdity to the internet’s favorite meme formats.

Developed by Imgflip founder Dylan Wenzlau, the web app uses natural language processing to generate wholly original text for any of four dozen meme templates in a matter of seconds.

The output mimics the internet slang and jumbled in-jokes of the nearly 1 million meme captions on which the system was trained, with mostly nonsensical–often hilariously so–but sometimes surprisingly coherent results.

Check out some of the examples we generated below:

The generator is the latest example of how recent advances in natural language AI have helped enable a new era of creativity in machine learning, fueling everything from sophisticated chatbots to cult favorite text adventure games.

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