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You take out your phone from your pocket. You look for a recognizable spot. You investigate for a desirable body angle. You flip your hair, inhale deeply, close your eyes, blow slowly through your mouth and open your eyes. You tap the shutter button several times. You browse the photos you have just taken. You select which photo … Continue reading Alternative Text

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Facebook’s AI Can Caption Photos for the Blind on Its Own

MATT KING IS blind, so he can’t see the photo. And though it was posted to his Facebook feed with a rather lengthy caption, that’s no help. Thanks to text-to-speech software, his laptop reads the caption aloud, but it’s in German. And King doesn’t understand German. But then he runs an artificial intelligence tool under … Continue reading Facebook’s AI Can Caption Photos for the Blind on Its Own