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Markham teen creates app to help visually impaired ID objects, texts

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 4:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A 17-year-old boy from Markham, Ont., has created an app to help people with visual impairments identify objects and texts with their phones.

The free app, called iDentifi, uses artificial intelligence and your phone's camera to tell the user what's in the photos they take. It's based on several existing technologies — such as Stanford University's ImageNet database of 300 million images and CloudSight API's image recognition capabilities — and combines them into one app. Read more.


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