Anirudh Koul

Head of AI & Research,
Aira (Visual Interpreter for the Blind)

Anirudh Koul

Anirudh is a noted AI expert, and a former scientist at Microsoft AI & Research, where he founded Seeing AI, often considered the defacto app amongst the blind community. Anirudh serves as the Head of AI & Research at Aira, noted by Time Magazine as one of the best inventions of 2018. He’s also the author of the upcoming ‘Practical Deep Learning for Cloud & Mobile’. With features shipped to a billion users, he brings over a decade of production-oriented Applied Research experience on PetaByte scale datasets. He has been developing technologies using AI techniques for Augmented Reality, Robotics, Speech, Productivity as well as Accessibility. Some of his recent work, which IEEE has called ‘life-changing’, has been honored by CES, FCC, Cannes Lions, American Council of the Blind, showcased at events by UN, White House, House of Lords, World Economic Forum, Netflix, National Geographic, and applauded by world leaders including Justin Trudeau and Theresa May.



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