Applying AI+Big Data – Improving the life of the Visually Impaired


A real life story of the journey of an innovative solution development to improve the quality of life of the blind people. How a startup harnessed innovation management in every step in developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) integrated Sunglasses- bringing the latest technology to the marginalized people. The sunglasses itself are a virtual companion to assist the blind person in their daily life. When the end users are the real blind people, developing a solution must come down to empathy. Discovering the pain points of their life can never be possible through traditional surveys. Creating a collaborative environment among the blind people, subject matter experts and the solution designers has really ensured an outcome based solution with ‘Zero’ assumptions. Iterative approach on requirements feasibility using prototype driven approach in both hardware and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Big Data, addressing needs for both the blind person and his family members- all made possible by exploring latent needs in various stages, adapting to the new findings/feedbacks in an agile way and creating empathy in a cross functional team. The presentation will demonstrate how ‘Ethical use of AI' can ensure a better way of living with restored self-esteem for the least observed, the blind people.
The Session will also touch on how ‘Design Thinking’, Lean Startup and Agile Software Development methodology has been practiced from ideation to innovation.


Track 2


Sabato dalle 18:00 alle 19:00


Mohammad Eusuf Daud
AI Evangelist & Co-founder, ALO- AI for Least Observed
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Successful leader with 18+ years of experience in driving innovative process improvements and providing creative solutions in complex business challenges,. Eusuf, being a ‘Design Thinking’ practitioner, has proficiently applied ‘Agile’ and ‘Lean’ in implementing corporate strategy into achievements, building and motivating globally distributed high performance teams by establishing trust, ensuring collaborative efforts to meet the strategic objectives. A great enthusiast of Artificial Intelligence and innovation, currently working with 3 start-ups and guiding them from ideation to product & solution development journey using Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile methodologies. A sincere practitioner of Pledge1-1-1, he has ensured the implementation of this practice in all the 8 companies co-founded by him. So it is normal to find him often in the forest of Peru or in Africa, laying bricks to build schools for the socially deprived kids.