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New Google App Describes Objects to Blind People – Futurism

Monday, 18 March, 2019

New Google App Describes Objects to Blind People – Futurism

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Gift Of Sight

An estimated 1.3 billion people across the globe live with some sort of vision impairment, and of those, 36 million are blind.

Now, Google has released an artificial intelligence-powered app designed to serve as a helpful pair of “eyes” for those people, providing them with a level of independence they may have previously lacked — and showing the world yet another way AI can help people with disabilities.

On The Lookout

Google named the app Lookout, and the way it works is simple: open the app on your phone, and listen while Lookout audibly describes whatever the phone’s camera is pointed at.

The app features three modes designed for specific situations.

Read more at: https://futurism.com/the-byte/lookout-google-app-blind-people

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