Microsoft has launched Seeing AI-an iPhone app. This app is completely built up with Artificial Intelligence technology and has the ability to identify places, people, products, machines etc. Microsoft describes Seeing AI as “a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the low-vision community, this research project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text and objects”.
Download and open Seeing AI app. Now point the phone’s camera at an individual, it will notify you who is the person over there and their facial expressions.The app reads out text on paper or any other objects. The Scene mode present in the app describes surroundings instead of simply reading handwriting. The main objective of developing Seeing AI app is to help blind people and this app is user friendly.
“With this intelligent camera app, just hold up your phone and hear information about the world around you,” Microsoft said of its app designed to turn the “visual world into an audible experience”.
Currently, Microsoft Seeing AI app is available in India, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and United States. The company announced that this app is compatible only for iPhone 5c, iPhone 6S and upcoming.