Google’s Lookout app helps blind people by telling them about their surroundings


Google’s Lookout app is now available for download, but only in the U.S., and only for owners of Pixel devices.

The AI-powered app, which has been undergoing testing since it was originally announced in May 2018, is designed to help blind and visually impaired people by identifying the objects around them. 

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Lookout is easy to use: Once the app is started, all the user needs to do is point the phone forward. The app will identify people, text, objects and more as you move around and tell you what it sees. The app won’t swarm the user with unnecessary info, though, but rather only tell them about the things it thinks are important.  Read more…

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