Microsoft’s Seeing AI, a free application catering to the needs of individuals with low vision, aims to enhance their independence and understanding of the environment. Recently, it expanded its reach by becoming available on Android devices.
The primary objective of the Seeing AI team is to empower the blind and visually impaired through the fusion of smartphone cameras and AI. By simply pointing their device’s camera at objects, users can access detailed information about their surroundings. For instance, scanning a barcode provides product details like name and packaging information. Moreover, the app adeptly identifies people, gauges facial expressions, recognizes currency, colors, and interprets handwritten text across various languages. The updated version also offers comprehensive descriptions of images and photo content along with object location details.
Enhanced User Interaction
Responding to user feedback, Microsoft incorporated a new feature enabling users to query specific documents, notes NIX Solutions. From naming menu items to clarifying invoice details, users can seek information and even request a summary of scanned articles. Additionally, Seeing AI guides users on optimal scanning methods for better usability.
Seeing AI is accessible in multiple languages including Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.