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"Be My Eyes" Releases the New "Be My AI" Capability to the Public
From the Be My Eyes team:
"The day we’ve all been eagerly anticipating has finally arrived. We are excited to announce that we will be launching “Be My AI” to the public on Monday, September 25. The reason for this short notice is that we’ve just learned OpenAI will be integrating GPT Vision into GPT-4 Plus (for paying customers) on Monday, allowing us to go public."
Up until now, the "Be My AI" function had only been available to beta testers. The "Be My AI" function enables users of the "Be My Eyes App" to take a photo and have the AI describe the photo. The user can then ask the AI follow up questions about the photo to get more details. Users can still ask a sighted volunteer for help if they wish.
This Week's Show:
2339 Accessibility of Amazon Products (Sep. 27, 2023)
Amazon is dedicated to making their devices and services not only user friendly but also accessible to everyone no matter what their individual challenges might be. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Peter Korn, director of accessibility for Amazon’s devices and services business, about how their design philosophy enhances the experience for all.
About Eyes On Success:
This half-hour weekly podcast and radio program discusses products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss. It is available through radio reading services across North America, via several internet streaming services, and to everybody else as a podcast. To date, the show has been downloaded in all 50 states in the US and over 100 other countries on all
the inhabited continents. Eyes On Success is hosted and produced by Peter Torpey and Nancy Goodman Torpey.
Each episode is basically a success story. Some are human stories of visually impaired people's accomplishments in academics, employment, sports or pasttimes. Others are descriptions of adaptive aids that enable visually impaired people to achieve things. These include screen readers, magnifiers, navigation aids, and others. In all cases, the focus is on success.
Eyes On Success has been airing weekly since January 2011. Prior to January 2013 the name of the show was ViewPoints. Other than the name, nothing has changed.
- 2011 WXXI’s Producers Award in honor of creating and hosting the weekly radio series heard on Reachout Radio, WXXI’s reading radio service.
- 2012 Program of the Year Award in the Consumer Information category from the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) for show #1242 about Downloading and Reading Books on a Smart Phone.
- 2015 AFB's VisionAware named Eyes On Success "Agency of the Month" in recognition of the amount and quality of information provided to people with vision loss. This was the first time that this award was given to an organization that was not actually an agency.
- 2016 Program of the Year Award in the Interview category from the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) for show #1644 about Currency Identification.
- 2017 Program of the Year Award in the Interview category from the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) for show #1725 about Low Vision Optometry.
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About The Logo: The logo is a black square with rounded corners and has the letters EOS in silver across the top with 4 silver lines fanning out downwards from the bottom of the O. Since the initials of the show's name (Eyes On Success) spell the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn (EOS), the logo was designed to give the impression of a sunrise which in turn provides a positive uplifting feeling in keeping with the theme of the show. We are grateful to our daughter Allison for the graphic design work.
About The Hosts: The Torpey's both have PhD's in Physics and retired from Xerox Corporation after
over 25 years in corporate research. Nancy is sighted and Pete is blind, and they've been learning together for many years. Pete and Nancy have two adult children, 2 young grandsons and they love to travel, hike and enjoy music together.
Here are photos of them at Garden of the Gods, at the Badlands and in their home studio recording Eyes On Success.
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