Initiative Name: Drishti – Empowering the visually impaired through responsible AI
Developed by Accenture and National Association for the Blind India, Drishti is a computer-based technology that uses advancements in machine learning and artificial learning to provide a more accurate version of the surrounding happenings and details. Drishti is an accessibility solution for visually-impaired individuals that helps them to see the nearby world and reduces dependency on human assistance. Through narration of details such as the number of people in a room, their ages, gender and even emotions based on facial expressions; Drishti can be used to literally help a visually impaired person understand their environment accurately. It is available in multiple languages and has been globally used now in various capacities across India, South Africa, Argentina and several other countries.