Blind Graduates Forum of India (BGFI)
In the last two decades, Advancement in Technology has had a substantial impact on the lives of persons with visual impairment.
Whether it is moving around with the help of Google maps, or connecting to people on Facebook, Technology has enabled the blind in multiple ways. Going forward, the futuristic technologies have the potential to dramatically accelerate this speed and transform the lives of blind. This can be an opportunity if you realise and adopt these technologies, However it can become a risk if you fail to upgrade your skills in time in order to adapt to this technological transformation.
Come join us for a thought provoking session on the futuristic technologies, opportunities and risks by Aditi Shah, Rahul Vijay Pathak Sagar Sodah and Vishal Kumar Jain.
Date and Time: Saturday, 23rd June, 3:00 pm
Venue: College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan. 38, New Marine Lines Churchgate (East) Mumbai. It is walkable from Churchgate Station.
In this session, we will explore the potential of Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, 3D Printing, Wearable technology, Internet of Things and Automation. You will also have a glimpse of this technology with the following product demonstrations:
Amazon Alexa - a device that can perform hundreds of tasks based upon your voice commands.
OrCam MyEye - a wearable device that can read text, identifies objects and faces.
Seeing AI - an app that is increasingly becoming intelligent to assist the blind.
These Futuristic technologies however have both Pros and Cons.
Therefore in this session, we will also reflect upon how automation can take away many of the jobs currently performed by persons with visual impairment. And how we can mitigate this risk and convert it into an opportunity to up skill ourselves for jobs in the future.
About our speakers:
Aditi Shah: Aditi has done her Masters of Science in Information
Technology and is currently a Product Manager with Iraje Software Consultants. She is also the Honorary Secretary of BGFI. Aditi is an all-the-time Technology Enthusiast and develops solutions to leverage the power of automation to simplify complex tasks Sagar Sodah: Sagar is a Senior NodeJS Developer at Lead School, an Innovative start up and he is also an invitee of BGFI. He is passionate about how Technology can create social impact and has utilized Artificial Intelligence and Chat bots on interesting projects.
Rahul Vijay Pathak, a representative of OrCam MyEye, Marshall Integrated Services Private Limited.
Vishal Kumar Jain: Vishal has done his MBA from IIM Lucknow and is currently a Senior Manager, HR Analytics with Tata Motors. He leads the project of deploying HR Analytics and is involved in automation projects.
For any queries, contact Santosh Salien on 9930775758.
Let’s come together to prepare for the future, embrace this change and transform our lives with the upcoming technologies!