Microsoft’s Seeing AI app for the blind now reads handwriting

Microsoft’s Seeing AI app for the blind now reads handwriting

Artificial intelligence took center stage at Microsoft’s AI Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday. Aside from announcing AI smarts for a range of software — from Bing to Office 365 — the tech titan is also ramping up its Seeing AI app for iOS, which uses computer vision to audibly help blind and visually impaired people to see the world around them. According to Microsoft, it’s nabbed 100,000 downloads since its launch in the US earlier this year, which convinced the tech titan to bring it to 35 countries in total, including the EU.

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2013 Annual Report

The Eye-Link Foundation provides adaptive and assistive technologies and associated training to any Minnesotan with severe visual impairments. In 2013, we continued our high level of effectiveness and saw an increase in donations and grants. Donor based contributions...

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