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Instagram started retelling photos for visually impaired users using neural networks.

To do this, use object recognition technology from Facebook.

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Instagram has launched a “retelling” of photos for users with visual impairments. In the latest update in the service, there were two functions intended for the visually impaired: one describes the photos, and the other allows users to add their descriptions. This was reported on the website of the Instagram press service.

The service will retell photos from the main feed, the “for you” section and user profiles. For this purpose, computer vision technologies developed on Facebook and descriptions from other users are used.

Descriptions will be included with those who use smartphones with the option of reading from the screen. Other users in the “advanced settings” on the photo loading screen will have a separate field for entering an “alternative description” of the image. As noted in TechCrunch, a deep and complete description of the photos will be available only from people, but most likely, most descriptions will be generated automatically.

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