Microsoft unveils efforts to make AI more accessible to people with disabilities

Microsoft has announced a series of new efforts to make AI systems more inclusive of people with disabilities. The initiatives aim to combat the so-called “data desert” that’s left machine learning algorithms without enough relevant training data to be effective for people with conditions such as ALS. One project, called Object Recognition for Blind Image Training (ORBIT), seeks to change this by building a new public dataset of videos submitted by people who are blind or have low vision. The data will be used to develop algorithms for smartphone cameras that recognize important personal objects, such as someone’s cell phone or face mask.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Microsoft

Microsoft unveils efforts to make AI more accessible to people with disabilities

Microsoft has announced a series of new efforts to make AI systems more inclusive of people with disabilities. The initiatives aim to combat the so-called “data desert” that’s left machine learning algorithms without enough relevant training data to be effective for people with conditions such as ALS. One project, called Object Recognition for Blind Image Training (ORBIT), seeks to change this by building a new public dataset of videos submitted by people who are blind or have low vision. The data will be used to develop algorithms for smartphone cameras that recognize important personal objects, such as someone’s cell phone or face mask.…

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