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The gift of sight—in a box and an app

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Highlights

  • The device—Kibo XS—enables people to listen, translate, and digitize hard copies of printed and handwritten documents, in real time.

  • Kibo XS uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to scan printed content and make it available in various formats for the visually impaired, in about 60 global languages.

  • Launched in July 2019, the device is available across seven countries; the mobile application empowers over 45,000 visually impaired individuals, across 15 countries.

  • Readers can access over 22 million pages of content; 40 million minutes of reading time have been collectively spent on the app.