Day: August 7, 2017

Computer Object Recognition

I saw this Ted Talk about computer object identification.  It got me thinking about its use for people with CVI. It can programmed to find specific classes of things, creates a box around the object and provides a written label. If it could be programmed with an auditory label, it would be so helpful for people with CVI to find items in complex situations. (Find my shoes”, “Who is this person?”) Some of the uses shown here would be too complex but with a specific application for people with CVI, this seems like a great tool! If it could be programmed to identify people, that would help with facial recognition difficulties too.

Wonderful to think about technology for people with CVI since complexity remains an issue even into Phase III (Roman-Lantzy)!

Joseph Redmon

How computers learn to recognize objects instantly