Facebook Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Help Visually Impaired People ‘See’ Posts

This is brilliant. Facebook are to begin automatically describing photos to blind and visually impaired users of the social networking site. The Verge  reports the technology is called Automatic Alternative Text, that describes the content of photographs and was created by Facebook’s accessibility team. The team had already made small changes to improve accessibility including adding an option to increase the font size for iOS, to make it easier for those visually impaired users. The AAT technology is coming to iOS today and later to the internet and Android uses artificial intelligence to recognise objects in pictures like dogs, trees, planes for example. Advertisement The technology is always improving, and will be able to place images into categories and even identify human expressions like smiling or frowning. Head of Accessibility…


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