Dublin Web Summit: How artificial intelligence will help blind people see

New augmented reality (AR) software developed by GiveVision will enable blind people to recognise objects instantly. The device, which is mounted on glasses, uses a camera to film what is around the wearer and tell them what’s there through an earpiece, enabling blind and partially-sighted people to understand what is around them. “Our product is a software that transforms any off-the-shelf smartglasses into a guide or ‘eyes’ for blind people to get audio description of what’s going on around them,” GiveVision founder Kerpanko told IBTimes UK. Stan Kerpanko, founder and chief executive of the London-based startup, wowed audiences with a live demo of the capability of the smart glass software at Web Summit in Dublin on Thursday, 5 November. According to the RNIB one-in-five 5 people in the UK over…


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