Anirudh Koul is a noted AI expert, UN/TEDx speaker, author and a former senior scientist at Microsoft AI & Research, where he founded Seeing AI, often considered the most used technology among the blind community after the iPhone. Anirudh serves as the Head of AI & Research at Aira, recognized by Time Magazine as one of the best inventions of 2018. He is also the author of O’Reilly’s ‘Practical Deep Learning for Cloud, Mobile and Edge’. With features shipped to a billion users, he brings over a decade of production-oriented Applied Research experience on PetaByte scale datasets. He has been developing technologies using AI techniques for Augmented Reality, Robotics, Speech, Productivity as well as Accessibility. His work in the AI for Good field, which IEEE has called ‘life-changing’, has received awards from CES, FCC, MIT, Cannes Lions, American Council of the Blind, showcased at events by UN, World Economic Forum, White House, House of Lords, Netflix, National Geographic, and lauded by world leaders including Justin Trudeau and Theresa May.