Facebook’s AI for describing photos in your feed is way smarter now

Way back in 2016, Facebook introduced a new technology called automatic alternative text (AAT) that utilizes object recognition to generate descriptions of photos on demand so that blind or visually impaired individuals can more fully enjoy their News Feed.

The model has gotten a new update where its model is able to identify objects in a photo 10 times more efficiently than before, and in greater detail making it easy to recognize things such as activities, landmarks, and types of animals in a picture. The new model could also tell you if people are standing in the front or at the back in a scene. The company also claims that it made sure that AI understands different genders, skin colors, and cultural contexts.

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