Microsoft recently released “Seeing AI” — an app aimed to help the blind understand their surroundings. As Microsoft puts it, “the app narrates the world around you by turning the visual world into an audible experience.”

We asked Matthew Chao to test the app for us. Matthew is the brother of one of our founders. He has been totally blind since birth (retinopathy of prematurity). For mobility outside of his home near Boston, he relies on both his seeing eye dog and when he is without his dog, a white cane. He has integrated into sighted society — he was on the varsity track team at Brandeis… more


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