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Microsoft Research Partners with UT Austin, Texas iSchool for Microsoft Ability Initiative

March 29, 2019

Despite significant developments in the world of automated image captioning, current image captioning approaches are not well-aligned with the needs of people with visual impairments. People who are blind or with low vision share a unique and real challenge –their visual impairment exposes them to a time-consuming, and sometimes, impossible task of learning what content is present in an image without visual assistance. As such, these communities often seek a visual assistant to describe photos they take themselves or find online. 

Two new faculty members join iSchool

Aug. 29, 2016

The School of Information has hired two new faculty members whose research is already shaping the interdisciplinary field of information studies.

 

Assistant Professor Amelia Acker researches the data that people create when they use mobile phones to send text messages, update their Facebook status, or leverage wireless networks in myriad other ways, such as automatically generating GPS coordinates.

 

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