Microsoft’s SeeingAI App, Which Assists The Imaginative and prescient Impaired To ‘see’, Has Launched On Android

Synthetic intelligence (AI) is 2023’s buzzword however not like final yr’s technological gold rush, some precise good is popping out of this yr’s crop. Microsoft’s SeeingAI app, an app designed to assist these with imaginative and prescient points as much as and together with full blindness, has simply turned up on Android.

The app permits a smartphone for use as a information of kinds. It’s not fairly as sensible as a kind of highly-trained canines however it would communicate certainly one of eighteen completely different languages. Sadly for South Africa, solely English is on the listing so far as native tongues go however perhaps one of many different official languages will probably be included when Microsoft racks that quantity as much as 36 languages subsequent yr.

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SeeingAI makes use of synthetic intelligence (what else, in 2023) to supply up verbal prompts concerning the world round customers. These prompts are based mostly on what’s seen to the digital camera in a person’s smartphone. The app can learn out textual content (together with handwriting), recognises all the things from colors to forex, and can also be capable of supply verbal descriptions of scenes from images taken.

Picture descriptions have been upgraded from easy explanations to extra detailed ones, out there on the contact of an icon. Precisely how that can profit the correctly blind isn’t one thing we’re comfy commenting on however these people navigate round cities with out help. We’re certain they’ll work out entry a particular icon.

SeeingAI can learn paperwork and can reply questions concerning the content material of scanned texts. That’s useful for a number of causes. It skips over having all the factor learn aloud earlier than a call is made, tremendously dashing up interactions that depend on paperwork. The app’s facial recognition options can’t solely establish particular folks however can even establish what their expressions imply.

Beforehand SeeingAI was solely out there on iOS. Its launch on Android brings AI-powered imaginative and prescient help to a a lot bigger part of the worldwide inhabitants.

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