Real-life applications using Microsoft Cognitive Services

There are some examples of applications that currently utilize Microsoft Cognitive Services. We will look at some of them here.


Uber is an app that was created to match drivers with people looking for rides. People can open the app, and request a ride. Drivers (registered Uber drivers, that is) located nearby can then pick up the person requesting a ride. After a ride, the driver is paid through the app.

To ensure a more secure experience, a photo of the driver is sent to the passenger. This way, passengers can feel safe that the driver is who they say they are. This may cause problems, as drivers may not always look like their photo. They may have grown a beard, or shaved off a beard, ...

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