Microsoft released a smartphone app that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually impaired

From Microsoft’s new iPhone app narrates the world for blind people – The Verge

With the app downloaded, the users can point their phone’s camera at a person and it’ll say who they are and how they’re feeling; they can point it at a product and it’ll tell them what it is. All using artificial intelligence that runs locally on their phone.

The app works in a number of scenarios. As well as recognizing people its seen before and guessing strangers’ age and emotion, it can identify household products by scanning barcodes. It also reads and scan documents, and recognizes US currency.

Imagine if this would be the key function of an earpiece like the Waverly Labs one.