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Orcam Read receives product award

The handheld digital reader by OrCam Technologies was recognised in the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards

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OrCam Read, the handheld digital reader by OrCam Technologies, has won Best Consumer Edge AI End Product at the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards.

The awards celebrate innovation amongst companies developing products incorporating edge AI and computer vision technologies. These technologies use artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision in devices that perceive and understand their environment, with local AI processing.

Launched in 2020, the OrCam Read device supports people with mild to moderate vision loss, as well as those with difficulty reading. Through a ‘point and click’ functionality, the device reads aloud text from print or digital screens.

The OrCam Read device processes information locally, with no data connectivity required, including for functions such as voice-controlled operation, natural language processing and natural language understanding.

Professor Amnon Shashua, OrCam Technologies co-founder and co-chairman, said: “We are delighted that the OrCam Read device has been further recognised as a 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year.”

Shashua continued: “Using OrCam’s more than 10 years of experience in adding computer vision, speech, and language capabilities to edge devices to advance the latest research in deep learning, we have been able to provide users of all ages who experience low to moderate vision loss, as well as those with reading challenges including dyslexia, with the speed and precision of high-performance computation servers.”

This can “help reduce social stigma, elevate self-confidence and improve access to all texts,” Shashua added.