Google uses its AI expertise to help the blind explore their surroundings

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Most of what Google has been doing in the AI space for the past couple of years is aimed at making life easier for people who already have it pretty easy. But the search giant occasionally uses its extensive knowledge of things like artificial intelligence and machine learning for a greater good, helping those less fortunate to leverage modern technology in a truly life-changing way.

Enter Lookout, a Google-designed mobile app targeted at the “nearly 253 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired.” Unfortunately, a very small percentage of that staggering …

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