Microsoft-Seeing AI

August 5, 2022 from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm

Speaker: Microsoft-Saqib Shaikh

At Microsoft, Saqib Shaikh leads teams of engineers to blend emerging technologies with natural user experiences to empower people with disabilities to achieve more – and thus to create a more inclusive world for all. The Seeing AI project enables someone who is visually impaired to hold up their phone, and hear more about the text, people, and objects in their surroundings. It has won multiple awards and been called ‘life changing’ by users. Shaikh has demonstrated his work to the UK Prime Minister, and to the House of Lords. Shaikh holds a BSc in Computer Science (graduating top of his class), and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence. He has been recognized by the British Computer Society as the Young IT Practitioner of the Year.

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