September 26-27, 2016
New York, NY
Saqib Shaikh

Saqib Shaikh
Software engineer, Microsoft

Saqib Shaikh is a software engineer at Microsoft, where he has worked for 10 years. Saqib has developed a variety of Internet-scale services and data pipelines powering Bing, Cortana, Edge, MSN, and various mobile apps. Being blind, Saqib is passionate about accessibility and universal design; he serves as an internal consultant for teams including Windows, Office, Skype, and Visual Studio and has spoken at several international conferences. Saqib has won three Microsoft hackathons in the past year. His current interests focus on the intersection between AI and HCI and the application of technology for social good.


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.