Saqib Shaikh, a software engineer is working at Microsoft Corp. A truly inspired story of an blind software engineer. Watch how new inventive technology made him able to develop sophisticated and complex coding.
At the age of seven when he was about to start his learning career he lost his eyesight. That day and now he never looked back and today he has done something that has never done before.
Blind Microsoft engineer unveil Artificial Intelligence powered project by Microsoft which helps him to see the world. Saqib Shaikh outlined an research project at Microsoft Build conference keynote. The project uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to help visually impaired or blind people to better see and understand the world around them.
Saqib, software engineer based in London, UK who is blind since the childhood said in exclusive interview that talking technology inspired him to develop the application named "Seeing AI" which is based on Microsoft Intelligence API to translate real-world events into audio messages. The application is compatible to work on Smart Phones and Pivot Head Smart Glasses.
The video demonstration, below, depicts Shaikh taking a picture with his glasses which then describe to him exactly what they 'see' – from business meetings to teenagers skateboarding on the streets of London to a woman throwing a Frisbee in a park. While another scene demonstrates how the smartphone app uses a device's camera to take a picture of a menu then translate the text into audio.