Back in 2017, I had this website, called Slowmeme. It used an “AI” to generate memes, and they were pretty good. This was in 2017, so long before the meme generators made using those pesky geepeetee twos and threes. I was on the bleeding edge of the meme generation technology.
Everything was great, and the meme business was booming.
Until I had to pull the plug.
This four-part series follows my journey back to the top of the AI meme generation game, and shows you how to do the same.
Slowmeme was a website that used machine learning to generate…
A few days ago, I stumbled upon a question on Reddit. The commenter wanted to know if it was possible to extract text from a rough location on an image, so basically a screenshot or an image of a standard-form document. They also wanted to know if this could be achieved with Tesseract OCR (the image-to-text toolkit sponsored by Google).
The topic of the question is so close to two of my current projects — as well as the topic of my Master’s thesis — that I just had to write a decent answer.
In this write-up, I’ll introduce a…