[mountainstate] Microsoft's MobileEyes
dandmbrown at atlanticbb.net
Sat May 12 07:22:32 EDT 2012
Thanks for checking out that site. My home computer is so old, and it takes forever for web pages to load from links in emails. So sometimes if I don't know what the link is about, I get lazy and don't even try it. Taking pictures is not something I've gotten interested in yet, but perhaps some time soon. I do not have an Android phone, but I think I know of someone who does, and they have US Cellular. I'll do some inquiring. I also haven't really gotten on the Smartphone bandwagon yet. I keep saying that when something happens to my cell phone, then I probably will get an iPhone.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
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Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 4:32 AM
Subject: [mountainstate] Microsoft's MobileEyes
Hi. Donna, you asked what was that article Debbie sent in about.
I went to the site and read it. I'm not sure exactly when Microsoft won this cup, but apparently it was for something called MobileEyes. MobileEyes is (another version and name) akin to something that IPhone already has, and has had for sometime, and I'd bet Android phones have as well--although someone with one can correct me.
Apparently, somewhere, there is an ap. which one can download to a Windows phone that allows one to take pictures, upload them to FB or whereever, and then get the sighted person to tell you what is the picture: same as I do with my camera, or same as I do with my webcam right now, essentially.
I do not, however, ever upload a picture anywhere until I know what that picture is because quite personally, I think that is less-than-cool. Even if it can be removed, its still there for even the few minutes it might take for a sighted person to see it, and I personally, would not appreciate it if say, someone loaded me up on FB in a less-than appropriate pose; I wouldn't like to do that to them, even under the guise of being blind. And, now that is actually an illegal offense, I doubt blind people are exempt.
Anyway, for what its worth, tat's what it was--touting how wonderful artificial intelligence is and how it will enable us to see. For sure, it will, but I suspect that's not what this will really be utilized for because we'll never be able, realisticly, to afford it.
Anyway, anyone got an Android, especially and preferably with US Cellular, and how do you like it?
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