Facebook's New AI Tool Is Helping Blind Users 'See' Photos
The new automatic alternative text feature describes photos using object recognition technology.By Ryan Biek | April 5, 2016
Facebook has always touted photos as a form of expression. And on Monday, the social media giant unveiled artificial intelligence that allows blind users to join in on the conversation.
A voice from Facebook's new technology reads: "What's on your mind? Shaomei Wu. March 6 at 10:14 p.m. With my college buddies in my favorite place — ready for a great weekend! Photo. Image may contain: tree, sky, outdoor."
"One or more people. Jewelry. Smiling. Nineteen likes. Three comments –– like," a voice from the new technology reads.