An app that helps the blind to ‘See’
Saqib Shaikh is a blind software developer at Microsoft based in London, England.
He has developed an artificial intelligence software that enables the blind to see and perceive the world around them more accurately.
The app called Seeing AI uses visual recognition, speech intelligence, machine learning and other advance technologies.
When user points the smartphone camera at the person, object or scene they want to 'see', Seeing AI clicks a a photo, and then describes in detail what it sees.
The app can give details about the physical appearance of a person such as age, gender, hair colour and also facial expressions.