Luke Harries LinkedIn Profile
Medicine and Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Cambridge
MSc Computer Science
There are 250+ million people with visual impairments
People with visual impairments frequently rely on a Screen Reader to navigate the internet. The Screen Reader reads out what’s on each page. When the Screen Reader reaches an image it has to rely on the “alt tag” to provide a caption for the image.
For the majority of the internet these “alt tags” are either missing (think of any user-uploaded content such as Twitter or LinkedIn), superficial or inaccurate.
Imagine seeing a job post where the information to apply is in a screenshot but all you hear is “Image”.
This happens to millions of people everyday.
We have created a plugin which works with your existing screen reader to generate the image descriptions for every image
on the internet.
It works by using by machine learning to generate the descriptions when you open the page.
The descriptions include:
If you are interested in trying our product then please register your interest here.
Description: "A cat wearing a suit and tie. The text says What am I doing here"
After a fantastic day and very tough competition, we came 3rd! Thank you to the judges for their excellent feedback and to Luke O'Neil for his mentorship throughout.
We are really pleased to have come 3rd in the Microsoft UK Image Cup. It is fantastic to see how both Microsoft, and the teams competing, are focused on #TechForGood.
We are honoured to be in the UK Final of the Microsoft Imagine Cup! especially given our inspiration for Visual Cognition was Microsoft Research's SeeingAI. Check out our submission where Luke Harries talks about how our infrastructure and AI is powered by Azure.
We want your feedback of how we can best develop our tool! Please fill in the following survey to help us tailor it to your needs. Click here to fill in the Survery.
We proud to announce that we will be shortly launching our pilot study. It will be jointly run with UCL and the Global Disability Innovation Hub. If you would like to be notified when open applications please register your interest here.
VisualCognition are honoured to win the Microsoft Prize at the University of Cambridge's Hackathon. We look forward to continuing building on the Microsoft Cogntive Services Platform to deliver VisualCognition.
With experience in Medicine, Engineering, and Machine Learning we are committed to making the internet more accessible.