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AI-Powered "Eye" Assists Visually Impaired Daily Tasks

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Feb 5 2024Reviewed by Skyla Baily

Grocery shopping can be challenging for those who are blind or visually impaired. A group of scientists from the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS Computing) unveiled AiSee, a reasonably priced wearable assistive technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help those with visual impairments “see” objects in their environment.

Assoc Prof Suranga Nanayakkara (left) with NUS student Mark Myres (right), who tested AiSee as a visually impaired user. Image Credit: National University of Singapore

Everyday challenges are faced by those who are visually impaired, especially when it comes to identifying objects, which is essential for both simple and complex decision-making. Even though advances in AI have significantly increased the capacity for visual recognition, implementing these cutting-edge technologies in the real world is still difficult and prone to mistakes.

AiSee was created in 2018 and has been improved over [...]

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