Can AI be used to generate funny memes?
This started out as a final class project for Machine Learning: Deep Learning at
the Johns Hopkins University during the fall semester of 2020. We sought to improve upon
previous work and ultimately settled on using a pre-trained GPT-2 language model from
library as the core driver of the meme caption generation. We fine-tuned on over
800 thousand meme captions we scraped from Imgflip.
For more information on the machine learning underpinning the caption generation, check
out our official GitHub repository.
This website was created by George Botev, and the machine learning pipeline powering
the meme caption generation was developed by George Botev, Peter Ge, and Samantha