Microsoft Seeing AI
AN EYE FOR AN AI. Free | microsoft.com/en-us/seeing-ai
Microsoft is leading the blind with a new AI application. Point your smartphone camera at an object and the app says what it can see. Leaning heavily on machine learning, the visual processing system can recognise text, product barcodes, objects and people, and can even describe them. For any of the 384,000 Australians with low vision, this is an empowering application that offers a signifiacnt amount of independence. Currently only available to iOS users, there’s no word yet on when it will reach Android.