Voice for Impact | Ava's Journey to Empower 450M Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing People in Everyday Lives
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Thu Jul 25, 2019
Kupfrian Jim Wise Theater
VED Talk Accessibility Inclusion Development AIDevCon Strategy

Thibault Duchemin grew up the only hearing person in a deaf family, interpreting for them since age 5. After a double master's degree in Artificial Intelligence in Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and UC Berkeley, he founded Ava to make the every day life of 450 million deaf & hard-of-hearing people 24/7 accessible, by building the fastest AI captioner for conversations. Today, Ava enables social and professional inclusion, making communications also accessible in the world's largest companies, schools, conferences, and museums. Thibault is part of the board of trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America, is a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient and was named Humanitarian of 2017 and Innovator Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review.


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