In this episode of our AI For the Benefit of Society with Microsoft series, we’re joined by Wendy Chisholm, Lois Brady and Matthew Guggemos.
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Today we’re joined by Wendy Chisholm, Lois Brady, and Matthew Guggemos. Wendy is a principal accessibility architect at Microsoft, and one of the chief proponents of the AI for Accessibility program, which extends grants to AI-powered accessibility projects the areas of Employment, Daily Life, and Communication & Connection. Lois and Matthew are Co-Founders and CEO and CTO, respectively, of iTherapy, an AI for Accessibility grantee and creator of the Inner Voice app, which utilizes visual language to strengthen communication in children on the autism scale.
In our conversation, we discuss the intersection of AI and accessibility, the lasting impact that innovation in AI can have for people with disabilities and society as a whole, and the importance of programs like AI for Accessibility in bringing projects in this area to fruition.
Thanks to our Sponsor!
I’d like to thank Microsoft for their support and their sponsorship of this series. Microsoft is committed to ensuring the responsible development and use of AI and is empowering people around the world with intelligent technology to help solve previously intractable societal challenges spanning sustainability, accessibility and humanitarian action. Learn more at Microsoft.ai.
Mentioned in the Interview
- Microsoft AI for Accessibility – Apply Now!
- Seeing AI
- Karl Friston – Free Energy Principle
- Check out the rest of the AI for Empowered Society Series!
- Azure Vision Services
- Apply for an AI for Accessibility grant here!
- Listen to Microsoft’s Charlotte Yarkoni on the Women in Business & Technology podcast discuss Microsoft Build 2018, where AI for Accessibility was first launched: Episode 21 (ft. Charlotte Yarkoni)
- Check out all of our great series from 2018 at the TWiML Presents: Series page!
- TWiML Online Meetup
- Register for the TWiML Newsletter
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