September 26-27, 2016
New York, NY
Anirudh Koul

Anirudh Koul
Data Scientist, Microsoft

Website | @anirudhkoul

Anirudh Koul is a head of AI and research at Aira, noted by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of 2018. He’s a noted AI expert and O’Reilly author, including the upcoming Practical Deep Learning for Cloud and Mobile. Previously, he was a scientist at Microsoft AI, where he founded Seeing AI, the most-used technology among the blind community after the iPhone. With features shipped to a billion users, he brings over a decade of production-oriented applied research experience on petabyte-scale datasets. He’s been developing technologies using AI techniques for augmented reality, robotics, speech, productivity, and 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 the UN, the White House, the House of Lords, the World Economic Forum, Netflix, National Geographic, and applauded by world leaders including Justin Trudeau and Theresa May.


1:30pm–2:10pm Monday, 09/26/2016
Implementing AI
Location: River Pavilion B Level: Beginner
Anirudh Koul (Microsoft), Saqib Shaikh (Microsoft)
Anirudh Koul and Saqib Shaikh explore cutting-edge advances at the intersection of computer vision, language, and deep learning that can help describe the physical world to the blind community. Anirudh and Saqib then explain how developers can utilize this state-of-the-art image description, as well as visual question answering and other computer-vision technologies, in their own applications. Read more.