Anirudh Koul

Anirudh Koul


Head of AI & Research




Anirudh is the Head of AI & Research at Aira (Visual Interpreter for the Blind), and was previously at Microsoft AI & Research where he founded Seeing AI, often considered the defacto app amongst the blind community. He is also the co-author of the upcoming book, ‘Practical Deep Learning for Cloud and Mobile’. He brings over a decade of production-oriented Applied Research experience on PetaByte scale datasets, with features shipped to about a billion people. He has been developing technologies using computer vision and deep learning techniques for Augmented Reality, 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, TIME magazine, American Council of the Blind, showcased at events by White House, House of Lords, World Economic Forum, on Netflix, National Geographic, and applauded by world leaders including Justin Trudeau and Theresa May. Follow him at @anirudhkoul and http://koul.ai


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