For many teenagers, their lives typically might revolve around schoolwork and spending time with friends. Not so for Emma Yang. At the age of 14, the Hong Kong-born Yang has already created her own mobile app for Alzheimer’s patients, which has impressed the likes of Microsoft Corp founder Bill Gates and Alibaba Group Holding executive vice-chairman Joseph Tsai. The Timeless app, which Yang spent two years developing and refining, comes with several core features. It uses an artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system, from Miami-based start-up Kairos, to help Alzheimer’s patients identify people in photos and remember who they are.
Read how a 14-year-old developer from Hong Kong built Timeless, an app that uses an AI and facial recognition to help Alzheimer’s patients identify people in photos on South China Morning Post.