In this session, Anirudh will reflect on the ‘win or learn’ journey of his teams from starting projects at hackathons to shipping them to a billion users, many going viral.
Anirudh Koul is a noted AI expert, UN/TEDx speaker, author of O’Reilly’s Practical Deep Learning book and a former scientist at Microsoft AI & Research, where he founded Seeing AI, considered the most used technology among the blind community after the iPhone. He works at Pinterest helping incubate emerging technologies. With features shipped to a billion users, he brings over a decade of production-oriented applied research experience on petabyte-scale datasets. He also serves as an ML Lead for Frontier Development Labs — NASA’s AI Accelerator, and coaches a team for Roborace autonomous driving championship @200mph. 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. For his work, he received the IET Career Achievement Award in 2019.