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Facebook programs computers to describe photos for the blind
Published in 5-4-2016
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(AP) Facebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll through the pictures posted on the world's largest online social network. On an average day, Facebook says more than 2 billion photos are posted on its social network and other apps that it owns, a list that includes Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. [...] people relying on screen readers on Facebook would only hear that a person had shared a photo without any elaboration.