Facebook accessibility: AI is writing photo captions for blind users

“For each photo, we first report the number of people (approximated by the number of faces) in the photos, and whether they are smiling or not; we then list all the objects we detect, ordered by the detection algorithm’s confidence; scenes, such as settings and properties of the entire image (e.g., indoor, outdoor, selfie, meme), will be presented at the end,” Facebook explained.

Source: Facebook accessibility: AI is writing photo captions for blind users | WIRED UK

Why AI development is going to get even faster. (Yes, really!)

The pace of development of artificial intelligence is going to get faster. And not for the typical reasons — More money, interest from megacompanies, faster computers, cheap&huge data, and so on. Now it’s about to accelerate because other fields are starting to mesh with it, letting insights from one feed into the other, and vice versa.

Source: Why AI development is going to get even faster. (Yes, really!)

Our friends, the bots?

Lately, however, I’ve become much more interested how bots become social creatures. What does it mean to have a conversation with a computer or a bot? What does that conversation feel like and what kind of underlying relationship does it create or reflect?

Source: Our friends, the bots?