THE APPS INTRODUCED BY MICROSOFT CALLED SEEING AI APP FOR THE PERSONS WITH NO VISIBILITY
Microsoft’s app called seeing AI has brought a great easibility for the persons with no or low vision, which has helped many persons of such category. By using this Microsoft Seeing AI app they are capable to do each and everything which a normal person can do normally. Seeing AI app was launched in 2017 on Apple iPhone only, and got a major update later the same year.
In a new blog post, Microsoft starts by reminding us what the app does.
“Seeing AI provides people who are blind or with low vision an easier way to understand the world around them through the cameras on their smartphones. Whether in a room, on a street, in a mall or an office – people are using the app to independently accomplish daily tasks like never before. Seeing AI helps users read printed text in books, restaurant menus, street signs, and handwritten notes, as well as identify banknotes and products via their barcode. Leveraging on-device facial-recognition technology, the app can even describe the physical appearance of people and predict their mood.”
“This new feature enables users to tap their finger to an image on a touch-screen to hear a description of objects within an image and the spatial relationship between them,” wrote Seeing AI lead Saqib Shaikh in a blog post. “The app can even describe the physical appearance of people and predict their mood.”
The Seeing AI App is powered by machine learning technology, of course, specifically object and scene recognition. All you need to do is take a photo or open one up in the viewer and tap anywhere on it.
A similar feature was already available in the app through the live camera view, allowing users to get descriptions of objects actually in front of them instead of just in an image.
The latest version of this app also offers native iPad support and makes it easier to select the things of greatest interest in a scene – what Microsoft calls channels.
“Users can now customize the order in which channels are shown, enabling easier access to favorite features. We’ve also made it easier to access the face recognition function while on the Person channel, by relocating the feature directly on the main screen. Additionally, when analyzing photos from other apps, the app will now provide audio cues that indicate Seeing AI is processing the image.”