Tech designed to aid visually impaired could benefit from human-AI collaboration

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Remote sighted assistance (RSA) technology—which connects visually impaired individuals with human agents through a live video call on their smartphones—helps people with low or no vision navigate tasks that require sight. But what happens when existing computer vision technology doesn’t fully support an agent in fulfilling certain requests, such as reading instructions on a medicine bottle or recognizing flight information on an airport’s digital screen?

According to researchers at the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology, there are some challenges that cannot be solved with existing computer vision techniques. Instead, the …

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