Chinese Company Baidu Applies AI to Help the Blind See

Bytes on DuLight: Baidu has developed a prototype of a product that applies image recognition to improve quality of life for the visually impaired. The product, named DuLight, is an earpiece that captures your surroundings via a camera and then sends that data to your smartphone. The accompanying application on your smartphone will then process that information and narrate its interpretations. So, using image recognition algorithms similar to those that are used by Google search to help you search images, Baidu can understand a DuLight user's environment and then help the user understand that output in real-time.

Source: WIRED