A new update to the Microsoft Seeing Ai app adds support for 5 new languages. Announced on the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, (December 3rd), the update means that Seeing Ai will now support Dutch, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
Here’s an excerpt from the post by Microsoft:
The additional language support will make Seeing AI, which uses artificial intelligence (AI), more accessible to the millions of people around the world who are blind, and the growing number of people with low vision.
You can read the entire post here.
What Is Seeing AI?
Seeing AI is a free app for iOS that offers a combination of features that are incredibly useful if you are blind or partially sighted. Using the camera of your iPhone or iPad, Seeing AI can read your mail for you, read labels and other short text, describe photos and scenes, identify colours, recognize faces and more. Previously, Seeing AI only supported the English language but now, thanks to the latest update far more people around the world will have access to the app.
Saqib Shaikh, Microsoft project lead and co-founder of Seeing AI said, “More than the technology itself, the thing that has really touched me is the way that people have taken the features of Seeing AI and incorporated it into their personal lives, I get the most joy hearing from customers about how they’re using Seeing AI.”
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