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From: Richard Turner Sent: Monday, April 09, 2018 9:41 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Seeing AI Help, entire help documentation Below I have copied the entire Seeing AI help. To read it section by section, in the app, Double Tap on the menu button and select Help. Or, in each channel, the Quick Help button plays the video by the developer explaining that specific channel. Here is the help information, though the "play video" lines should be ignored as they are only active when in the app's help section. Seeing AI Seeing AI describes the people, text, and objects around you. Using your phone’s camera, the app says what it "sees". Seeing AI uses multiple channels to announce different information, such as reading text or describing faces. On some channels, Seeing AI will automatically read what it sees. Other times you may need to take a photo to get a description of the image. To help you position your phone for the best results, Seeing AI can also describe where people or objects are in the camera’s field of vision. This feature isn’t available for all channels. Seeing AI is an ongoing research project. To help us to improve it, please send your feedback. Play the video tutorial Available Channels Short Text Hold the camera over some text to have it automatically read to you. As new text comes into view, it will also be read out loud. While reading out loud, Seeing AI may start again from the beginning if the camera captures a clearer image of the text. Play the video tutorial Document Hold the camera over a printed page to capture it. After the text has been recognized, you can use VoiceOver commands to navigate it. Seeing AI will guide you with camera placement until all edges of a document are visible and the photo is taken. Make the necessary adjustments until you hear “Hold steady”. A good technique is to place the camera in the center of the page, and slowly move it away, making slight adjustments. This channel works best when there’s a high contrast between the page and the background, like a white document on a dark surface . Once the text has been recognized, use the play button to have the text read aloud, with syncronized word highlighting. Use the plus and minus buttons to change the size of the text. Play the video tutorial Product Hold the camera over a barcode to hear the product name. Seeing AI will guide you with the camera placement until a barcode is detected: a.. Move the phone over the product until you hear beeps that indicate a barcode is nearby. Starting farther away and slowly moving the phone closer works best. b.. The faster the beeps, the closer you are to the barcode. c.. When a barcode is detected, Seeing AI will say the product name. d.. If additional information about the product is available, the More Info button will be available. Note: This channel is not available if running iOS 10 on an iPhone 5, 5C, or earlier. Play the video tutorial Person Scan your surroundings to find out how many people are around you, how close they are, and their facial expressions. If you’ve taught the app to recognize a particular person, their name will be announced when they come into view. You can teach Seeing AI to recognize someone by selecting Face Recognition in the menu. Seeing AI will also tell you the position of each face it detects, which can be helpful for centering a person in the camera’s view when taking a photo. After taking a photo, Seeing AI will give you an estimate of the person’s facial characteristics and expressions. If you want to take a selfie, use the button on the main screen to change to the front-facing camera. Play the video tutorial Teaching Seeing AI to Recognize Someone When using the Person channel, Face Recognition can tell you who is near you. Instead of hearing, “One face near center, 4 feet away” you’ll hear their name: “John near center, 4 feet away”. It’s recommended that you ask people for permission before you train Seeing AI to recognize them. To teach Seeing AI to recognize a person’s face, open Face Recognition in the menu. Take three photos of the person and enter their name. We suggest asking them to take the photos of themselves. By default, the front-facing camera is active when using Face Recognition. If you're taking photos of someone else, switch to the back-facing camera. Currency (preview) This is an experimental channel, so please use caution. Currency recognition isn’t always correct, have someone you trust confirm a note’s value. Hold the camera over a single note to hear the estimated value. Use the button on the main screen to select which currency should be recognized. Let us know if you wish to recognize a currency that isn't listed — more will be added over time. Please note: Seeing AI will not differentiate between real and counterfeit currency. This channel requires iOS 11 or later. Play the video tutorial Scene (preview) This channel features the latest Artificial Intelligence for describing an overall scene. This work is still experimental, so please use caution. Take a photo and hear a description of the scene it captured. Scene recognition isn’t always correct. To help us improve it, please send us your feedback. Play the video tutorial Color (preview) Use this channel to hear the perceived color of objects. Note that this may depend on several factors — colors appear darker when there is less light, or if the object is in shadow; a white surface may appear slightly yellowish when the lights are on. Handwriting (preview) This experimental channel allows you to recognize handwritten text. Note that this channel requires the text to be the right way up. Recognition accuracy will vary based on handwriting style, which can vary greatly from individual to individual. Please send us your feedback to help us improve it. Light Use this channel to detect the amount of light around you. The pitch of the tone is based on how much light your phone sees. The more light there is, the higher the pitch of the tone. Use Seeing AI With Other Apps Seeing AI can also recognize and describe photos from other apps like Mail, Photos, and Twitter. Just share the photo and select "Recognize with Seeing AI" from the list of actions. The first time you do this, you will have to enable this option by tapping on “More” in the bottom-right corner, and enabling Seeing AI. Play the video tutorial Tips & Tricks a.. The larger the object, the further away you will need to be. The closer you are, the higher the quality. b.. The camera is located on the back of the phone, on the top-right when the screen is towards you. For best results, keep the camera in the center of the object being captured. c.. Seeing AI works best in a well-lit environment. It will automatically turn on the flash if needed. d.. You can pause the live guidance by using the pause button on the main screen. Note, however, that the camera is still running, and thus using battery. Lock your phone if you won’t be using the app for an extended period. e.. You can change the voice, and how fast it speaks, within settings. If using Voice Over, use the Accessibility section in the main Settings app. -- The following information is important for all members of the V iPhone list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is inappropriate, please contact the owners or moderators directly rather than posting on the list itself. Your V iPhone list moderator is Mark Taylor. Mark can be reached at: mk...@ucla.edu. 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