AVN 59.53 Decreased By ▼ -0.39 (-0.65%)
BOP 10.15 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
CHCC 128.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.45 (-0.35%)
DCL 9.36 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
DGKC 107.13 Decreased By ▼ -0.26 (-0.24%)
EFERT 67.70 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
EPCL 33.00 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (0.3%)
FCCL 20.69 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.29%)
FFL 13.04 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (0.31%)
HASCOL 16.40 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.06%)
HBL 130.00 Increased By ▲ 0.56 (0.43%)
HUBC 88.80 Increased By ▲ 0.12 (0.14%)
HUMNL 9.00 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
JSCL 16.95 Increased By ▲ 0.23 (1.38%)
KAPCO 28.41 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
KEL 3.87 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (0.78%)
LOTCHEM 13.03 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-0.53%)
MLCF 35.85 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.06%)
OGDC 114.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.15 (-0.13%)
PAEL 34.81 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (0.29%)
PIBTL 11.98 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.08%)
PIOC 91.29 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (0.1%)
POWER 8.58 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.35%)
PPL 103.19 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.05%)
PSO 186.02 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (0.02%)
SNGP 57.28 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.09%)
STPL 11.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.17%)
TRG 50.17 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (0.2%)
UNITY 12.97 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
WTL 1.23 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
BR100 4,222 Decreased By ▼ -8 (-0.19%)
BR30 21,743 Decreased By ▼ -76 (-0.35%)
KSE100 40,473 Decreased By ▼ -86 (-0.21%)
KSE30 17,626 Increased By ▲ 19 (0.11%)
COVID-19 TOTAL DAILY
CASES 285,921 0
DEATHS 6,129 0
Sindh 124,556 Cases
Punjab 94,715 Cases
Balochistan 11,956 Cases
Islamabad 15,296 Cases
KP 34,859 Cases

Easing the use of social media for the visually impaired, Instagram has rolled out a new feature in which AI will describe the photos and descriptions for them.

Social media site Instagram announced its new feature yesterday, which is aimed at making the app easier to use for people with visual impairments, with the help of artificial intelligence.

The feature will allow screen readers, software that describes the elements displayed on a screen, to describe pictures, either automatically via AI or by reading custom descriptions, called ‘alternative text’ (alt text), added by users.

Instagram tests shuffling, re-arranging user profiles for easier experience

Users will be able to enter their own photo descriptions so that people using screen readers can hear it read aloud as they browse their Instagram feed, Explore page, or a profile. If there is no description, Instagram will automatically detect what’s in the picture with the help of object recognition technology. It will then read its automated description of the picture aloud when someone scrolls by.

However, as per The Verge, the alternative text descriptions won’t be visible, and users will have to go into the picture’s ‘advanced settings’ to include one. The feature is accessible for people using screen readers.

Though the feature is the first one for Instagram, it has been available in parent company Facebook for years where AI describes photos for blind users. “With more than 285 million people in the world who have visual impairments, we know there are many people who could benefit from a more accessible Instagram,” wrote Instagram.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2018