Head of Artificial Intelligence & Research
Anirudh Koul is the Head of Artificial Intelligence & Research at Aira (the visual interpreter for the blind community), and upcoming author of 'Practical Deep Learning for cloud and mobile'. Previously at Microsoft AI & Research, he founded Seeing AI App – often considered the defacto app in the blind and low vision community. With features shipped to about a billion people over a decade, he has been prototyping tools using computer vision and deep learning techniques for Augmented Reality, Speech, Productivity as well as Accessibility – building tools for communities with visual, hearing and mobility impairments. A regular at hackathons, he has won close to four dozen awards, including top-3 finishes for four years consecutively in the planet's largest private hackathon with 18,000 participants. Some of his recent work, which IEEE has called ‘life-changing’, has been honored by CES, FCC, Cannes Lions, American Council of the Blind, and more.