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Amazon is introducing new feature to its Alexa Show device designed to help blind and other low-vision customers identify common household pantry items by holding them up in front of Alexa’s camera and asking what it is. The feature uses a combination of computer vision and machine learning techniques in order to recognize the objects the Echo Show sees.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/23/amazons-echo-show-can-now-identify-household-pantry-items-held-in-front-of-its-camera/

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This is inevitably going to become another method for asking Amazon to order/re-order products through tthem, but nonetheless it's an impressive use of the technology that can genuinely help people 

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I gave it a quick test and it seems to be, as you said, something for placing orders... It did a really poor job

What I have been recommending for low vison and blind clients is a free IOS app from Microsoft called Seeing AI

https://technology4seniors.com/vision

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Hmmmm, what did you try on it Frank?  I wonder if it needs to be a product they recognize from Amazon's stores?

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Kirkland water bottle... Anyone who knows someone with limited vision should check out the free iPhone Seeing AI app by Microsoft. Its really good

 

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