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Microsoft just released an incredible new app that helps blind people see the world around them (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.

In March of last year, Microsoft showed off a prototype of its Seeing AI app, which looked very promising at the time, but the company released the free app to all iOS users on Wednesday.

The Seeing AI app uses your smartphone's camera to 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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