Best of YouTube: Getting Around Using Smart Tech, AI for Companionship & Siri Improvements

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In this episode of the Double Tap podcast, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discuss a variety of topics related to technology and accessibility. They start by exploring the use of personal AI and the advancements in AI technology that allow for more human-like interactions, as well as the limitations and accessibility concerns associated with these AI tools.

The hosts also touch upon the development of AI companionship and the potential for AI to provide support for individuals with mental health needs. They discuss the challenges and possibilities that come with using AI as a companion, particularly when it comes to providing support for those in isolation.

Stephen and Shaun also delve into the latest advancements in AI and voice assistant technology, specifically focusing on Siri and its potential for improvements in future updates. They share their thoughts on the role of AI in the future of technology and accessibility, and whether the current trends in AI development are meeting the needs and expectations of those who are blind or partially sighted..

The episode concludes with a discussion on tech solutions for mobility needs, including the use of smart canes and other devices designed to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The hosts express their concerns about the effectiveness and practicality of these tech solutions and the need for community feedback and involvement in product development.

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