Can computers help people to see?

Cafe Scientifique with Dr Stephen Hicks

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How can machine learning be used to help those with low vision lead more independent lives? Dr Stephen Hicks has developed a pair of glasses that can help those with low vision identify obstacles, allowing them to get around on their own.

Dr Stephen Hicks is the winner of the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation for 2013 at the University of Oxford.

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Can computers help people to see? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Volcanoes and us 28 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Discover why volcanoes matter as Steve Sparks FRS talks to Jim Al-Khalili OBE.

For more events please see the events diary.

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