Task 1.4

Seeing AI 2016 Prototype – A Microsoft research project:

Seeing AI 2016 Prototype – A Microsoft research project – YouTube


  • Speaks text as soon as it appears in front of the camera
  • Provides audio guidance to capture a printed page, and recognizes the text, along with its original formatting
  • Gives audio beeps to help locate barcodes and then scans them to identify products
  • Recognizes friends and describes people around you, including their emotions
  • An experimental feature to describe the scene around you
  • Identify currency bills when paying with cash
  • Generate an audible tone corresponding to the brightness in your surroundings
  • Describes the perceived color
  • Reads handwritten text

Many of my students are very interested in creating AI concept in the category of accessibility and this App inspired them a lot.


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