Oko: An AI-driven Navigation App for the Blind

Oko: An AI-driven Navigation App for the Blind

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Oko: An AI-driven Navigation App for the Blind. Oko (https://www.ayes.ai/) is an AI-driven navigation app that helps blind and visually impaired individuals safely cross the road. It uses the back camera of an iPhone and artificial intelligence to interpret pedestrian signals. The app also provides turn-by-turn navigation and accessibility information for pedestrians. Oco is launching in the Canadian Apple App Store on July 1st. The app received the prestigious Apple Design Award and is seen as a collaboration between developers and Apple Maps to improve accessibility.

Steven Scott and Ramya Amuthan talk about the useability of the app and include conversations with the founder.

Chapters
00:00 Introduction to Oco
01:23 Trust in AI for Crossing the Road
04:14 Seamless Integration of Navigation and AI
06:06 AI Designed for Canadian Lights
07:42 Launch of Oco in the Canadian Apple App Store

Takeaways
Oco is an AI-driven navigation app that helps blind and visually impaired individuals cross the road safely.
The app uses the back camera of an iPhone and artificial intelligence to interpret pedestrian signals.
Oco provides turn-by-turn navigation and accessibility information for pedestrians.
The app is launching in the Canadian Apple App Store on July 1st and has received the prestigious Apple Design Award.

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