Microsoft to Invest $25 Million in Affordability Over The Next Five Years

//Microsoft to Invest $25 Million in Affordability Over The Next Five Years

Microsoft is investing in accessibility technologies for its products. The company announced that it has set aside $25 million for the development of artificial intelligence technologies for accessibility projects.

“Around the world, only one in ten people with disabilities have access to assistive technologies and products,” Microsoft Chairman Brad Smith wrote in an official post. “By making artificial intelligence solutions more widely available, we believe that technology can have a broad impact on this important community.”

The program will have a total of five years of development expected to impact more than 1 billion people with disabilities around the world. Among the company’s concerns are ensuring that people get as much to see and hear, as to seize and still have the motor skills to use the tools of the company.

Searches will be based on experiences of users with disabilities; the goal is that they can go beyond three scenarios: work, modern life, and human relations.

With this, the program called IA for Accessibility will be started in three parameters. The first, according to Smith, is to partner with developers, universities, NGOs, and inventors to provide tools for inclusion in society, work and human relations.

With the development of new proposals, the idea is to use Microsoft’s artificial intelligence system to produce these technologies in a scalable way. Finally, the company would work with partners to include these technologies, to encourage more companies to adapt to an accessibility stance.

Recently, Microsoft introduced Translator, a tool that allows real-time speech and non-internet-speaking description that can be used by people with or without hearing.

By |2018-06-09T07:49:38+00:00June 9th, 2018|Lifestyle|1 Comment

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