More Companies Are Using Artificial Intelligence To Create Assistive Technology For People With Disabilities.

September 13, 2018

The AP (9/13, Kirka) reports “startups and companies like Microsoft and Google” are trying “to harness the power of artificial intelligence to make life easier for people with disabilities.” The article says the need for assistive products will increase “as the world’s population ages, increasing the number of people with physical, cognitive, vision and hearing problems, according to a WHO report published this year,” and companies are starting to “recognize the financial potential of the market.” The piece adds that artificial intelligence and decreasing hardware costs “are making it possible for inventors to develop new products without the need for the deep pockets of governments or corporations.”



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