2023 Tech News Review

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In our special episode, we’re revisiting the tech highlights of 2023. The year began with Sony’s PlayStation 5 controller launch and Microsoft’s investment in OpenAI. Twitter made waves by banning third-party apps, sparking a discussion featured in a clip with Gedeon Maheux. February brought Google’s AI plans with Bard and exciting tech news from Canada. HumanWare introduced the Victor Reader Stream 3rd gen.

March featured Humanware’s “Made for Surface” devices and the CSUN conference. April marked Amazon’s support for cochlear implants and Seeing AI’s indoor navigation feature. May was packed with innovations, including Braille Doodle and Final Cut’s iPad debut, alongside an audio transcription demo using AIKO. Sadly, Microsoft bid farewell to Soundscape, but it returned via Open Scape beta, the Scottish Tech Army, and the NCBI.

June showcased Apple’s WWDC and Vision Pro, along with Reddit’s significant API changes. July was Convention month, featuring Sight Village PamTrad, NFB Report by Damashe Thomas, and ACB-OKO. August turned the spotlight to smart glasses, including Seleste and Kapsys smartvision 3.

In September, LEGO launched braille bricks for everyone, while WordPress Accessibility Day emphasized web inclusivity. October unveiled CES in Amsterdam, and November featured a talking air fryer, Be My Eyes at an Open AI event, JAWS news, and some Open AI chaos. Be My AI emerged as the first customer service AI.

December concluded with Forza’s success at the Game Awards, the Netflix drama “All The Light We Cannot See,” and the Android debut of Seeing AI and Be My AI. Sight Tech Global was a must-attend event for tech enthusiasts.

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