2 posts • joined Wednesday 4th March 2009 21:18 GMT
If SeeScan and SeeStar work well and are somewhat affordable, this will be a huge step towards independence for the visually impaired.
Ray Kurzweil's KNFB Reader combines a phone camera with OCR software. That's supposedly enough (I haven't used one) to read street signs, but object recognition is a whole new level.
I realize it isn't the main point of the article, but the following sentence leapt out at me:
"He pointed to a recent snafu where Google's search engine blocked access to the entire internet."
That seems a tad harsh. As far as I know, Google problems like that are hardly "situation normal." Or are they?
P.S. Good to see that amanfromMars is back with his usual refreshing take on reality.