Accenture Friday stated it has developed a man-made intelligence powered resolution to assist visually impaired folks enhance the way in which they expertise the world round them and improve their productiveness within the office.
The answer, known as Drishti, was developed as part of Accenture’s give attention to Tech4Good, which goals to use know-how to enhance the way in which the world lives and works by fixing complicated social challenges, an organization launch stated.
Accenture, plans to introduce Drishti to greater than 100 visually impaired workers in India.
The answer is presently being piloted at Accenture in South Africa, and a Spanish language model is being examined with Accenture workers in Argentina.
Drishti, which suggests ‘imaginative and prescient’ in Sanskrit, gives sensible phone-based help utilizing AI applied sciences reminiscent of picture recognition, pure language processing and pure language technology capabilities to explain the atmosphere of a visually impaired individual.
Initially developed and examined with 10 blind professionals by way of a collaboration with the Nationwide Affiliation for the Blind in India, the answer gives narration to the consumer on the variety of folks in a room, their ages, genders and even feelings primarily based on facial expressions.
It can be used to determine and narrate textual content from books and paperwork, together with forex notes, and determine obstructions like glass doorways to enhance the protection of the consumer.
“This Tech4Good resolution is a superb illustration of how AI know-how can empower people by augmenting their capabilities to allow them to obtain extra for themselves and the world round them,” stated Paul Daugherty, chief know-how and innovation officer, Accenture.
Pallavi Kadam, govt director, Nationwide Affiliation for the Blind in India stated, “This venture makes us excited for a not-too-distant future the place the widespread use of applied sciences reminiscent of it will have a big and constructive influence on the blind neighborhood.”