A free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the low vision community, this research project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text and objects
Complete multiple tasks with one app
Switch between channels to tune the description of what’s in front of the camera.
Speaks text as soon as it appears in front of the camera
Provides audio guidance to capture a printed page, and recognizes the text, along with its original formatting
Gives audio beeps to help locate barcodes and then scans them to identify products
Recognizes friends and describes people around you, including their emotions
An experimental feature to describe the scene around you
Identify currency bills when paying with cash
Generate an audible tone corresponding to the brightness in your surroundings
Describes the perceived color
Reads handwritten text
Get to know Seeing AI
Check out these tutorial videos to learn more about the channels available within the app
Introducing Seeing AI
Hear a brief overview of the Seeing AI app.
Short Text Demo
Learn how to instantly hear short snippets of text.
Learn how to use Seeing AI to engage with people around you.
Learn more about this experimental channel that describes what’s in front of you.
Seeing AI is a Microsoft research project that brings together the power of the cloud and AI to deliver an intelligent app, designed to help you navigate your day.
Turns the visual world into an audible experience
With this intelligent camera app, just hold up your phone and hear information about the world around you
Recognize friends and their facial expressions
Recognize and locate the faces of people you're with, as well as facial characteristics, approximate age, emotion, and more
Read text quickly
Hear short snippets of text instantly and get audio guidance to capture full documents