Microsoft’s Seeing AI app will let blind users ‘see’ photos
March 13, 2019

Harnessing the power of touch and AI to help visually impaired users.

The Seeing AI app has already helped countless blind and visually impaired users in letting them use a smartphone and get audio feedback on what they’re supposed to see, but Microsoft is taking that to another level but introducing touch support.

But how will that work exactly? Once a photo is loaded on to the Seeing AI app, users can touch various parts of the photo and they will hear a description of the image. The AI that scans the photo is powered by machine learning, so it can do more than just identifying objects and people. It can even scan a person’s face and accurately describe it’s happy or sad based on how it sees the facial expressions.

Since facial recognition is supported, the app can also let the user know who’s exactly in the picture and what they’re doing. The app can also analyze situations as to how the image is conveyed, so you don’t feel left out.

Seeing AI has just been updated to support the iPad, which should be a welcome treat for users of the app.

Seeing AI is a free app available on the Apple App Store.


by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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