Seeing AI: The Latest App From Microsoft Is For Blind People

The Seeing AI app has been created to help the visually challenged navigate life

Microsoft has released a new app on the iOS platform named Seeing AI. This is a significant step from the company because this application has been designed to make life easier for the visually impaired.

Seeing Ai

Now a blind person can point his/her phone at a person and the app will tell him/her who it is. It will also be able to determine the age and emotion of the person it is being pointed at. Similarly, this app can identify objects, read out documents, scan barcodes, read currency notes, recognize handwriting, read aloud texts, describe the person at the other end of a video call and help the user to use other apps. The app has a function wherein it ascertains the user's surroundings and then narrates a description of it. In fact, this app can even predict what's going to happen immediately, based on the input received. This will help it to warn the user who is unaware of what's happening in his/her environment.

Microsoft must be lauded for coming up with such an app. This is truly revolutionary and shows us how technology can be used for the betterment of the differently-abled. While complex functions offered by the app need a stable internet connection, basic features run locally on the phone. Seeing AI is now available in Canada, U.S., India, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Singapore and will eventually be accessible in more countries. There's no information as yet about when it will come to Android.

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Last updated on 05-08-2017. Published on 14-07-2017.
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