Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Like a magnifying lens, only with rocks.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.




Create a verbal or text description of digital image
  (+4, -1)
(+4, -1)
  [vote for,

Currently you can't e-mail a digital image of a person, images of your Grand Canyon vacation, or digital images of a painting to those that can't see it. You instead have to send a voice mail, call by them by phone, or type out a text message (that will have to be converted to speech)to describe the image (brown hair, receding hairline, mustache, etc.).

Along the lines of my previous submission entitled: "Flora and Fauna Recognition", I would like to see facial recognition technology applied to identifying animal, vegetables and minerals or any other object that can be identified visually (mountains, oak trees, stalactites, hammerhead sharks, etc.). Of course the software would make occasional mistakes in identification and verbalization that humans would have to verify.

The translation service could also be offered over the telephone if the sight challenged person does not have a computer to receive/decode the picture themselves.

Sunstone, Jul 12 2007

Flora and Fauna recognition Flora and Fauna recognition
Identify nature [Sunstone, Jul 12 2007]

Facial recognition tool online http://www.myherita...FaceRecognition.php
Compare your face to celebrities' faces [Sunstone, Jul 12 2007]

Speech to text demo http://www.research...ttsweb/tts/demo.php
Hear AT&T Natural voices [Sunstone, Jul 12 2007]

See the thought processes used in artificial intelligence http://turbulence.org/spotlight/thinking/
Visualizations of artificial intelligence. Tthese chessmoves could be verbalized so the blind could hear the moves with some degree of ease I think. Same process but more complex on digital image to speech conversions [Sunstone, Jul 12 2007]

Google Glasses allow the blind to "see" their surroundings http://www.independ...lasses-8460790.html
The glasses tell wearers lots of stuff about who and what they are seeing [Sunstone, Jan 22 2013]

Facebook is working on software that verbally describes images http://techcrunch.c...ages/#.vpvhgar:WVrA
[Sunstone, Dec 27 2015]

Or crowdsourcing http://youdescribe.org/search.php
You Describe [JesusHChrist, Dec 27 2015]

Google Smartphones Recognize Objects, Faces https://duckduckgo....jects&t=ffsb&ia=web
[Sunstone, Jan 27 2016, last modified Jul 06 2017]

Snap a photo of a plant and the app identifies it https://www.komando...with-this-handy-app
[Sunstone, Jul 06 2017]


       // Currently you can't e-mail a digital image of a person, images of your Grand Canyon vacation, or digital images of a painting to those that can't see it.   

       But people do this all the time! They take pictures or small videos with their camera phones and e-mail them or add them to their websites.   

       You're talking about software. Why the pseudo-domain name title?   

       Computer vision is an ongoing topic of research. It's complicated. Once it's done, yeah, it'll get used. But do we really think this is how?
jutta, Jul 12 2007

       <Stephen Hawking Voice> hEllo. Janet has sent you a PHOtograph. Border border border. Border sky sky border. Border sky cloud, border. Border, sky cloud minaret hair minaret bus bus bus border. Border hair face hair trout border. Border grass grass grass border. Border border border. WOUld you LIKE to send a REply? <\SHV>
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 12 2007

       Actually that wasn't so bad. So, unexpectedly, [+]
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 12 2007

       <MaxwellBuchanan Voice> hEllo. MaxwellBuchanan, has sent you a PHOtograph. Would you like me to describe it? Border border border. Border plus sign border.
normzone, Jul 13 2007

       <gc voice> hEllO, Galbinus_Caeli has sent you a PHOtograph. Would you like me to describe it? Border, border, border, beaver, tit, tit, cock, border, border, border</gc voice>   

       What?! I visited the zoo?! Pervs.
Galbinus_Caeli, Jul 13 2007

       jutta, I think they were talking about doing this for blind people.
RayfordSteele, Jul 14 2007


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle