Facebook uses AI to add audio photo captions for the blind

Mark Zuckerberg has some pretty big plans for artificial intelligence this year.  Until he figures out how to literally become Iron Man and build an AI to run his home based on his voice commands, though, he’s going to have to it for more practical purposes. Such as giving blind people a chance to experience images on their phones. Facebook has released a new feature for its iOS app, called automatic alternative text, which will use artificial intelligence to allow blind people to experience photos through the use pf object recognition technology. The technology will give them a description of what is in each photo, including a list of items that appear when they are swiping through on the app. Previously all that they would get was a person’s name and a voice saying “photo”…


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