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The Seeing AI app

Published on 12/6/2018
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The Seeing AI app for blind users

todays app is the Seeing AI app from Microsoft, I think you’ll love the content i’ve got for you.

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what fascinates me the most about today’s application

00:15, either within the application or while using the application I learn something new. You’ll have to listen to learn what that was today;.
00:37, Todays app is The Seeing AI app on IOS

Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text and objects.

The Seeing AI app video I promised you

1:30, I mentioned a video that will show you all the channels, i’ve copied information about the channels from the app description linked to above for your reference below. However, hear is the video you can check out:

1:39, How does the Seeing AI app work?

Open the free application, and by default your placed on the short text channel. Below I have copied the description of each channel from the app description for your review, and I explain to you the uses of all of these channels in this episode. The only one I forgot to talk about, are the last two in this list. Check it out and let me know which one you use the most! Mine is probably short text.

  • Short Text - Speaks text as soon as it appears in front of the camera.
  • Documents - Provides audio guidance to capture a printed page, and recognizes the text, along with its original formatting.
  • Products - Scans barcodes, using audio beeps to guide you; hear the name, and package information when available. (works with iPhone 6 and later)
  • People - Saves people’s faces so you can recognize them, and get an estimate of their age, gender, and emotions.
  • Scenes (early preview) - Here an overall description of the scene captured.
  • Currency - Recognizes currency notes. (Requires iOS 11)
  • Color - Identifies color.
  • Handwriting - Reads handwritten text like in greeting cards
  • Light - Generates an audible tone corresponding to the brightness in the surroundings.
  • Images in other apps - Just tap “Share” and “Recognize with Seeing AI” to describe images from Mail, Photos, Twitter, and more.
  • Photo browsing experience - Describes photos on your phone

4:40, I don’t have lite perception, use to, however lost it over 2 years sometime around 13.

4:50, you might be surprised about which channel I just learned this app has, and why am using it.

5:30, AI is wonderful, however on the next episode let’s get a human involved.

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