Five months ago we announced an exciting new feature for Be My Eyes called Virtual Volunteer, a first-of-its-kind digital visual assistant powered by the multimodal features of OpenAI’s new GPT-4 language model.
Today we are delighted to announce a brand new identity for our digital visual assistant.
Say hello to Be My AI.
Want to get to know it?
Be My AI is currently in a closed beta and is being tested by nearly 200 beta testers worldwide. To date, we have received feedback on over 10,000 sessions.
Thanks to the tremendous work of those initial testers and the team at Be My Eyes, we are expanding the beta test for Be My AI starting next week! On August 14, we will begin inviting Be My Eyes / iOS users who have already signed up on our waitlist to join our current beta testers. We will start with the earliest registrants and work our way forward, so those that have waited the longest will have the first chance to experience Be My AI. Beta testing for the Android version of Be My AI will start later this year.
The feedback we get from our beta testers is crucial to making Be My AI the best service possible for you and the entire blind and low-vising community. This is your opportunity to help create and shape a tool made just for you, and it is deeply important to us that our community has a significant role in its development. We’re committed to moving thoughtfully and listening intently, while prioritizing safety above all else.
If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up to the waitlist in the Be My Eyes app to have an opportunity to help us test Be My AI before general availability.
Using Be My AI in your everyday life is quick and simple. Once you have access, open the Be My Eyes app and click on the Be My AI tab, and take a picture. Be My AI will give you a detailed description of the picture, and you can chat and ask further questions with Be My AI through the app to get all the information you need.
And don’t worry - if Be My AI can’t answer your question, if you want to check its results, or if you just need a little more assistance than Be My AI can provide, you still can easily reach one of our wonderful volunteers, just like before.
Be My AI provides all the accessibility benefits that some of the most advanced technology on the planet has to offer, with Be My Eyes always still there to provide the comfort, and the humanity, of our volunteers.
Our goal is to make Be My AI broadly available later this year on iOS, and shortly after that for Android. We will let you know the public launch dates as soon as we can. Just like our existing volunteer service, Be My AI will be free for all blind and low-vision users and will be fully integrated into the Be My Eyes app.