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Microsoft's incredible new app helps blind people see the world around them — take a look (MSFT)

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Artificial intelligence is helping people do extraordinary things. At Microsoft, it's helping blind people see the world around them like never before.

Last Thursday, Microsoft showed off its Seeing AI app for the first time. It's still under development, but it looks extremely promising.

Using a smartphone camera or a pair of camera-equipped smart glasses, the Seeing AI app can identify things in your environment — people, objects, and even emotions — to provide important context for what's going on around you.

Take a look.

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Meet Saqib Shaikh.



Shaikh lost the use of his eyes when he was just seven years old.



Shortly after, Shaikh was introduced to talking computers at a school for the blind. This inspired him to become a programmer.



See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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