Facebook will generate picture captions with artificial intelligence

Apr

5

2016

Facebook will generate over the artificial intelligence on the basis of the content of photos automatically captions. The feature called ‘automatic alternative text’ and should ensure that users with a visual impairment can hear the contents of a photo.

Facebook The generated text can then again be read by screen reader software, as reported Facebook. The system recognizes the contents of pictures on the basis of a neural network which has learned to recognize pictures on the basis of millions of examples.

So it can describe a picture with terms such as “comprises three people, smiling, outdoor. Until now heard people using a screen reader only that a photograph was shown, and whom they had shared. The new feature of Facebook is the result of a long term research , which focuses on how people use with a visual impairment of the social network.

The function is only available to users with screen readers English on iOS. Later, Facebook wants the new features also implemented on other platforms. The support should be extended to additional languages.

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