Microlink have unveiled a new breakthrough via their cognitive services.

Saqib Shaikh is a software engineer for Microsoft and has been blind since he was 7 years old. In conjunction with Microsoft’s cognitive technologies, he is developing the “Seeing AI”. An app that can work on a phone and SMART glasses. The app sees the world around him and translates what is viewable with sound. In the video below, we can see Saqib meet with 2 others, in which the app tells him their gender, their facial expression and an estimate of their age.