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sunday18 Oct 2020

Microsoft Has Built a New AI Image-Captioning System That Described Photos More Accurately than Humans in Limited Tests

https://thenextweb.com

Microsoft has built a new AI image-captioning system that described photos more accurately than humans in limited tests.

The model has been added to Seeing AI, a free app for people with visual impairments that uses a smartphone camera to read text, identify people, and describe objects and surroundings.

It’s also now available to app developers through the Computer Vision API in Azure Cognitive Services, and will start rolling out in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint later this year.

The model can generate “alt text” image descriptions for web pages and documents, an important feature for people with limited vision that’s all-too-often unavailable.

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