Meet Blind Journalist Robert Kingett, Part 2

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In the second part of this interview, Steven Scott is joined by Robert Kingett to talk about his latest work, called Social Audio Description. They discussed Robert’s key part in developing more audio description for streaming services, in particular Netflix, in the early days, and how his hard work paid off when the streaming giant announced it would add audio description to all of its original content moving forward.

Steven and Robert go on to discuss the controversial role of artificial intelligence (AI) in audio descriptions. While Robert voices skepticism about AI’s role, Steven expressed excitement over emerging AI capabilities, particularly GPT-4’s ability to provide detailed alt text for images, a development that could revolutionize media consumption. You can learn more about Robert’s work at blindjournalist.wordpress.com and socialaudiodescription.com, a pioneering collective hiring blind audio description writers.

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