How Artificial Intelligence Will Translate Facebook Photos For The Blind

[embedded content] While it’s easy to dwell on the potential threats of artificial intelligence, much more often the field promises to make humans’ lives better. A.I. algorithms are meant to help us connect with our friends, find information, and even transport us through the physical world. Starting today, Facebook is using artificial intelligence to automatically generate text captions for every photo on Facebook, to provide much-needed accessibility for the blind or visually impaired. Because the developers wanted the text generated by the A.I. to be extremely accurate, they trained it intensively on images of just 100 different types of object, so at present it is limited to identifying human, pizza, baseball and the like, but as research progresses the captions will get increasingly versatile and complex. To surf the internet,…


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