Facebook App Now Describes Pictures For The Blind

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Visually impaired and people who blind can now “see” pictures posted to Facebook.
Well, sort of.
On Tuesday the company rolled out a new feature on it’s iPhone app which interprets what’s in a picture using a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces and objects. It then provides a verbal description to the user. The iPhone’s built-in screen reader, VoiceOver, must be turned on for Facebook’s photo descriptions to be read.
For now, the feature is available in English.
The descriptions initially will be confined to a vocabulary of 100 words in a restriction

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