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This browser extension shows you just how smart Facebook’s image recognition is

04/01/2017

Between Facebook’s social network, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, the company says its users share more than 2 billion photos (...)
Between Facebook’s social network, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, the company says its users share more than 2 billion photos each day. That’s a lot of content – and also a lot that visually impaired people don’t get to see. To that end, Facebook spent 10 months building image recognition tech to analyze and tag photos with descriptions of their contents – and it’s pretty damn accurate. It helps blind users by making these descriptions available to screen reading software so they can understand what’s in the photos people have shared on their timelines and in their feeds. You can now… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook Between Facebook’s social network, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, the company says its users share more than 2 billion photos each day. That’s a lot of content – and also a lot that visually impaired people don’t get to see. To that end, Facebook spent 10 months building image recognition tech to analyze and tag photos with descriptions of their contents – and it’s pretty damn accurate. It helps blind users by making these descriptions available to screen reading software so they can understand what’s in the photos people have shared on their timelines and in their feeds. You can now… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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