Facebook is Now Using Artificial Intelligence to Describe Photos to Blind People [Video]

Facebook has announced that it’s started using artificial intelligence to describe photos to blind people.The company notes that with 39 million people who are blind and over 246 million who are severely visually impaired, many users feel excluded from conversations that often revolve around photos on Facebook.[embedded content]Today the company unveiled a feature called automatic alternative text to address that problem.–Automatic alternative text, or automatic alt text, is a new development that generates a description of a photo using advancements in object recognition technology. People using screen readers on iOS devices will hear a list of items a photo may contain as they swipe past photos on Facebook. Before today, people using screen readers would only hear the name of the person who shared the photo, followed by the term…


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