The artificial intelligence system was used to update the company’s assistant application for the blind named (Seeing AI).
The artificial intelligence system should soon be integrated into other Microsoft products, such as (Word), (Outlook) and (PowerPoint).
The AI system is being used among other Microsoft products to perform tasks such as creating alternative text for images, a function of particular importance for increasing accessibility.
Microsoft said: Everyone can include alternative text for images in documents, across the web and on social media platforms, and this allows blind people to access content and participate in the conversation, but people do not.
There are many applications that use captioning images as a way to fill in alt text when it is missing, including the Seeing AI program released in 2017.
The app uses computer vision to describe the world to the blind through a smartphone’s camera, and it can recognize household items, read and scan texts, describe scenes, and even meet friends.
It can also be used to describe images in other apps, including email, social media, and messaging apps, like WhatsApp.
Microsoft’s new image caption algorithm improves Seeing AI performance significantly, as it is able to identify objects and describe the relationship between them more accurately.
The algorithm can look at an image and identify existing objects and objects and how they interact, and Microsoft says the algorithm is twice as good as its previous image-naming system in use since 2015.
The algorithm is investigated highest marks Not at all in the standard caption for images known as (nocaps).
The task of naming images has seen huge improvements in recent years thanks to artificial intelligence, and Microsoft’s algorithms are certainly the latest in technology.
In addition to being integrated into Microsoft applications, such as (Word), (Outlook) and (PowerPoint), an artificial intelligence system for naming images will be available. As a standalone model across the company’s cloud and artificial intelligence (Azure) platform.