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Seeing AI App Launches on Android Devices

Seeing AI, a free app, “narrates the world” for people who are blind or have low vision. It provides support to users with daily tasks such as reading mail, identifying products, hearing descriptions of photos, and more. Microsoft has announced the launch of the newest version of the app, now available on Android devices via the Google Play Store. The Android version includes “the latest generative AI features recently released on iOS,” thanks to feedback from individuals who use the app. These additions include more vivid descriptions of photos and a “chat” feature that allows users to ask questions about a document that has been scanned, such as inquiring about items on a menu or summarizing an article. The app currently supports 18 languages with plans to add an additional 18 by the end of 2024. Seeing AI users can point a camera to hear a description and switch between channels for more focused information. Using advanced computer vision and “machine learning techniques,” the app can speak text as soon as it appears on the camera; identify nearby people; describe a scene captured and provide more detailed description; and much more. Find out additional information from the Microsoft Accessibility Blog announcing that Seeing AI App Launches on Android–Including new and updated features and new languages and from the Perkins School for the Blind summary of the news about Seeing AI: Now for Android. More details are also available in a PC Tablet article describing how Microsoft Seeing AI App Expands Reach to Android, Empowering Visually Impaired Users. And download Seeing AI from the at Google Play Store here or from the iOS App Store here .