Microsoft Research have built a system called CAHOOTS that suggests funny pictures to use when chatting to someone online. Based on the text you type in the chat window, images and GIFs are suggested. Images were pulled from I Can Haz Cheeseburger, Bing and ReactionGIFs.com
For example, in response to the typed question “Why u late?” the system suggests pictures found by searching for “funny why” and “funny late”, an image emblazoned with the words “I don’t know!” – which is a canned response to questions – as well as an image meme generated on the fly.
They found that some 738 of Amazon’s Mechanical Turks found their new system pretty useful. Microsoft’s GroupMe app already allows users to search for GIFs and images on the web and send it to others. Integrating this new system into GroupMe or Skype chat platform will make our online chat sessions lot of fun.