Be My Eyes Updates & The Pace Of AI Development

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In this episode of Double Tap, Steven Scott and Shaun Preece dive into the latest in accessible tech with a special focus on AI developments for the blind and partially sighted community, bringing in Mike Buckley, CEO of Be My Eyes, who shares big updates about GPT-4O and a new Windows app designed to enhance accessibility.

Mike explains how GPT-4O, a multimodal AI, can describe visual environments in real-time, potentially revolutionizing independence for users. They even play a clip demonstrating this technology in action, describing London’s landmarks to a person through AI.

Additionally, they discuss the new Windows app by Be My Eyes, designed to describe on-screen content and assist with tasks like video calls, enhancing workplace accessibility.

The episode wraps up with listener Negative Julian’s interaction on the pace of AI development and its implications for the blind and partially sighted community, leaving listeners with much to anticipate in tech advancements.

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