Facebook’s artificial intelligence reader helps blind ‘see’ photos

Photo: Connor Radnovich, The Chronicle Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Matt King, Facebook accessibility specialist, stands near the “empathy lab” at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Matt King, Facebook accessibility specialist, stands near the “empathy lab” at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Photo: Connor Radnovich, The Chronicle Facebook’s artificial intelligence reader helps blind ‘see’ photos 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Blind Facebook users scrolling through their feed have known for a while exactly what they were missing. Text-to-speech dictation software that describes the back-and-forth comments and recites friends’ status updates would offer little when users came across an image: “Photo,” the machine would say. Maybe a name, if the photo was tagged with a person. Nothing…


Link to Full Article: Facebook’s artificial intelligence reader helps blind ‘see’ photos