Facebook Is Using AI To Write Captions For Blind Users

Facebook Is Using AI To Write Captions For Blind Users
Technology

Phrase "Image may contain" brings joy to users as they discover whole new side of Facebook

Weronika Jurkiewicz
  • 2 may 2016

With 2 billion photos shared across Facebook‘s apps every day, it is clear that posting images is a quick and fun way to keep your friends up to date. But, until now, 39 million blind and 246 million visually impaired users could not fully engage in this conversation. When they scrolled through their feeds, the alternative text reader would only point out that a photo was posted by their friends, without giving any indication on what that photo could represent.

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