The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

The blind woman developing tech for the good of others
 

An accident in a swimming pool left Chieko Asakawa blind at the age of 14. For the past three decades she's worked to create technology - now with a big focus on artificial intelligence (AI) - to transform life for the visually impaired.
"When I started out there was no assistive technology," Japanese-born Dr Asakawa says.
"I couldn't read any information by myself. I couldn't go anywhere by myself."
Those "painful experiences" set her on a path of learning that began with a computer science course for blind people. A job at IBM soon followed, where she earned... read more

 
7 December 2018 in Business, Views: 69
Source: BBC
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