It’s an incredibly exciting day for Be My Eyes and the V I community. Be My AI is today moving into an open beta cycle and will be massively expanding its availability over the coming days for iPhone users.
Having been a part of the beta testing group since very early on, I have seen Be My AI evolve to the version everyone will soon have access to. We’ve been through some incredible ups and downs, most notably with the legal issues around describing faces but seeing the dedication and determination both Open AI and Be My Eyes have shown to get this potentially life changing product to us completely free of charge has been simply awe inspiring and whats more, they’ve pulled it off. So here we are, everyone in the world will soon have access to the most powerful AI powered tool to describe the visual world that has ever existed. At no cost!
To use Be My AI, launch the Be My Eyes app and tap on the Be My AI tab at the bottom of your screen. It’s the second tab from the left. Just take a photo and wait for the description, you’ll get some hold music while you wait. You can then ask follow up questions or just send another photo to be described. The more creative you get with your questions, The more Be My AI will surprise you with what it can do and if you aren’t getting the information you need, don’t worry. You can still call a sighted volunteer directly from the Be My AI tab. You can also find “Describe with Be My AI in the share sheet so you’ll be able to get descriptions of pictures in your photo’s, in apps and around the web.
In order to spread the word about this technology far and wide, Be My AI would very much appreciate testimonials and stories about how you have found ways to use this technology to improve your life. If you have stories you’d like to share, please post to your social media channels with the #BeMyAI Thats #Be My AI so screen readers can pronounce it correctly. Some ideas for what you might think about sharing are:
How Be My AI has affected you and your daily life.
Have you found any interesting ways Be My AI can help you understand your world?
Has Be My AI been able to help you complete previously difficult or impossible tasks?
Have you been able to use Be My AI to make connections with the people around you and feel more included in the visual world?
How do you feel about having an app that can describe your world in so much detail?
How do you see Be My AI fitting into your life and improving what it means to live with sight loss?
Any and all stories and testimonials would be greatly appreciated, Either
Video’s of you using Be My AI.
Video’s of you talking about your experiences with Be My AI.
Audio recordings of you talking about how you are using Be My AI.
Written testimonials about using Be My AI.
Be My Eyes will be promoting your video’s and written testimonials.
Let’s get Be My AI trending and raise awareness about this new technology.