Library of Congress embraces AI

Washington DC, USA – 14 NOV 2019 RealSAM Inc has been awarded contract of up to US$2M by the Library of Congress to develop the next generation of audio book readers based in AI for people who are blind or have low vision.

The Library of Congress division – The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled provides audio books for over 400,000 Americans through its existing technology of cartridge based players and millions more via its smartphone app. This system, however, is slow and expensive to run, and the technology is reaching the end of its life.

RealSAM has a cloud based dialogue and reasoning engine that it pairs with an android phone to provide a completely voice operated solution for searching for and streaming books. From the consumer’s point of view, it’s as easy as just saying “Find me books about James Bond” to get a list of books you can then select using your voice, to stream to your phone.

The RealSAM solution is currently being sold in the UK as RealSAM : In Your Pocket where it delivers the Royal National Institute of Blind People Library, the largest audio book library of its kind in the UK. In Australia and the UK, the device also acts as a voice operated phone as well as a digital assistant helping to improve the quality of life of those suffering from low vision or blindness.

RealSAM is a subsidiary of Australian Artificial Intelligence developer Real Thing Entertainment. RealSAM provides a friendly voice operated assistant, media player & phone – designed for people with blindness or low vision. It operates in Australia, the UK and the USA.

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