The much anticipated Microsoft Seeing AI app is now available for free from the UK App Store.
Designed for the blind and partially sighted community, the app harnesses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text and objects.
What is Microsoft Seeing AI?
Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text and objects.
Read text quickly
Hear short snippets of text instantly and get audio guidance to capture full documents
Optimised for use with VoiceOver, the app enables you to recognise:
Short Text – Speaks text as soon as it appears in front of the camera.
Documents – Provides audio guidance to capture a printed page, and recognises the text, along with its original formatting.
Products – Scans barcodes, using audio beeps to guide you; hear the name, and package information when available. (works with iPhone 6 and later)
People – Saves people’s faces so you can recognise them, and get an estimate of their age, gender, and emotions.
Scenes (early preview) – Hear an overall description of the scene captured.
Available in 35 countries including the U.S., Canada, European Union, U.K., Australia, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore. Coming soon to more countries.
Languages supported – English
Supported on iPhone 5C, 5S and later; best performance with iPhone 6S, SE and later models.
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