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Facebook is helping blind ‘see’ pictures shared online

Facebook lets blind people ‘see’ its photos


That’s right now the Blind people will be able to see Images on Facebook via artificial intelligence.


This would be possible through Automatic alternate text a new feature which works with existing screen reader apps used by blind and visually impaired people. The AI-generated descriptions identify objects and scenes and will read what the image contains. So when an image is shared with the visually impaired person it won’t tell who all are in the picture or what they are wearing. However it might read the Image contain like the number of people, Food and Smiling.


The Facebook feature automatically attempts to describe the image, with the disclaimer “Image may contain. The automatic alternate text feature is available on Facebook now for people who use iOS devices in English in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. According to the sources company is now under testing mode about this new feature and is likely to support more platforms, languages, and market in the near future.


The accuracy of automatic alternate text feature matters Facebook will make all the effort to make improvement time and again as per his user requirements.


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