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Chrome will now use AI to describe images to visually challenged users

Google has announced a new feature for its Chrome browser which will make use of machine learning and AI to recognise the images displayed on the screen and describe them verbally for visually challenged users.

Users will get to hear the closest auto generated description of the image displayed on the screen even if the website does not use alt-texts on the images.

This new feature is now available to users with Braille output devices or screen readers and can be activated from the accessibility menu under settings in the browser.