Hello, I am so thankful for Ai, you can download for free from Microsoft, "seeing Ai."
So incredibly helpful for visually impaired or even blind patients. Yes I use it almost continually, as I am visually impaired, can't read, drive, etc. That application will even describe my surroundings.
I can watch foreign movies with subtitles using head phones not to bother anyone!
Can't wait for my self driving car! My son installed "Alexa" in most of the rooms in my house.
I can only see using "averted vision" which we use when we want to observe very dim objects far away!
And how much better is that than a seeing eye dog! Except for snuggling purposes. But even those barriers could break down in a better way. Isolation is huge problem for impaired persons. Permitting engagement with others, such as reading and driving, is a huge boon that not even a cuddly dog can match. To some extent, we all have limitations, both physical and mental, that serve as barriers to engagement. It is unlikely that AI can overcome a person's dislike for X, Y, and Z, just because. But if these things learn what we know and how we learn, even the dimmest among us may have a fighting chance at becoming rocket scientists - tailored education in terms that one can comprehend.
The biggest roadblocks to getting AI to better help us be "I" will be us. Is there really incentive to make the general population better at engaging with each other? Every form of communication humanity developed helped usher in Revolutions - in every sense of the word. But moving from facilitating mere access to facilitating understanding by finding and packaging relevant data comprehensibly way can cut both ways. As the events of the last decade have shown, the data one is presented with in an echo chamber can lead to disastrous consequences for those therein. Whether AI will free us from our limitations, or just become another way to hold on to keys of power, depends on us.