OpenAI’s GPT-4 Empowers the Popular App with Cutting-Edge Image-to-Text Generation
- Be My Eyes introduces the Virtual Volunteer feature, powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4.
- The AI-powered visual assistance tool offers instantaneous image-to-text generation.
- The app connects sighted volunteers and companies with users needing visual support.
- Be My Eyes offers a free, global service available for iOS and Android devices.
- Businesses can partner with Be My Eyes to enhance accessibility and inclusivity.
Be My Eyes, an app that connects people needing sighted support with volunteers and companies through live video, has introduced the Virtual Volunteer feature powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4. This new AI-powered visual assistance tool allows users to send images via the app to a Virtual Volunteer, providing instantaneous identification, interpretation, and conversational visual assistance for various tasks. This dynamic image-to-text generator will be integrated into the existing app, further enhancing its capabilities.
Available for both iOS and Android devices, Be My Eyes is a free app that enables sighted volunteers and professionals to lend their eyes and assist blind and low-vision individuals in leading more independent lives. The app offers support for a wide range of tasks, including checking expiry dates, distinguishing colors, reading instructions, or navigating new surroundings.
Blind and low-vision users can access visual information with ease through their camera-enabled smartphones, requesting video support at any time. Volunteers can use the Be My Eyes app to simplify tasks for low-vision individuals, helping them achieve greater independence. The app’s community spans over 150 countries and supports more than 180 languages, showcasing a dedication to making the world more accessible to people with visual impairments.
Businesses can also partner with Be My Eyes to provide accessible customer service and enhance inclusivity within their organizations. The app offers a suite of solutions for companies of all sizes, from virtual volunteering for employees to video support tools for customer experience teams. By integrating the Virtual Volunteer feature, Be My Eyes continues its mission to bridge the gap between sighted and low-vision users, fostering a more inclusive and accessible world for all.