Facebook app helps visually impaired ‘see’ images better

Adam Cruz Assistive Technology Specialist with the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired posts a photo to Facebook showing us how the artificial intelligence technology works, April 5, 2016. (Photo: 12 News) Facebook and Apple are teaming up to offer a new service for the blind and visually impaired. This new artificial intelligence will be interpreting what’s in a picture that has been posted. The AI, or artificial intelligence, will be able to recognizes faces and objects, tagging them and verbally telling the user what that picture might contain. The blind community here in Arizona is “liking” it already.”I think it’s great because it’s one less step that some people have to do in order to make people who want to make people who are visually impaired in…


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