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App giving eyes to the blind wins Imagine Cup

Summary A crowdsourced solution to assist blind Kiwis created by students from AUT and the University of Auckland has won the 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup, impressing judges with its creativity and imagination.
Team leader Aakash Porla told Computerworld they ditched the original plan of using artificial intelligence to identify objects in the images, and settled on a crowdsourced system because it would lead to more situationally aware results in context.

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