Now, the blind can use Facebook AI to ‘see’ photos

Social media giant Facebook has started using artificial intelligence (AI) to describe the content of photos to blind and visually impaired users, a media report said. From Monday, through “automatic alternative text”, Facebook began automatically describing the content of photos to blind and visually impaired users. The feature, created by Facebook’s five-year-old accessibility team, is coming to iOS and later to Android and the web and recognises objects in photos using machine learning, The Verge reported. Machine learning helps to build artificial intelligence by using algorithms to make predictions, the report said. For example, if you show enough pictures of a dog to the software, it will, in time, be able to identify a dog in a photograph. This feature identifies things in Facebook photos and then uses the iPhone’s…


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