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Facebook Is Developing Technology That Can Describe Pictures to Blind People

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Facebook announced a new artificial intelligence technology on Tuesday that could help describe images to the blind.

In a video post about the new technology, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the development is part of the company’s larger goal of expanding social media access to everyone, even people who can’t see. “Our AI can now look at a photo, figure out what’s in it and help explain it to you. This is especially helpful if you’re blind or can’t see the photo,” he wrote. “We see AI as helping computers better understand the world — so they can be more helpful to people.”

“We’re still early with this technology,” Zuckerberg added, “and you can already start to imagine how helpful it will be in the future.

Check out the video here:

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