‘Poised for profound impact on world’: Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner on India’s Asmi Jain

India’s Asmi Jain is ‘poised to make a profound impact on the world’, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who held a video call with the Indore resident, a first-time winner of the 2023 edition of the iPhone maker’s annual Swift Student Challenge.

Asmi Jain in conversation with Tim Cook (Image courtesy: Indian Express)

“At Apple, our mission is to help people everywhere pursue their passions and bring their best ideas to life. I had an amazing time meeting so many people from India’s innovative iOS developer community earlier this year,” Cook said after the virtual interaction, according to Indian Express. He was referring to his visit to the country in April, when he inaugurated the tech giant’s first 2 exclusive retails outlets in India, in Mumbai and Delhi respectively.

Speaking about Jain, meanwhile, he continued: “Asmi’s incredible work exemplifies the creativity and ingenuity on display all across this country. She is already poised to make a profound impact on the world by helping people with their health, and we are excited to see what she does next.”

What did Asmi Jain develop?

She developed an app to track a person’s eye movements, even as they try to follow a ball moving around the screen. She entered the competiton after a friend’s uncle was left with eye misalignment and facial paralysis in the wake of a brain surgery.

A student at the Medi-Caps University in her hometown – also the nation’s cleanest city – Jain, hopes her creation can be used for various eye conditions and injuries.

“My next goal is to get feedback and make sure it’s efficient and user-friendly, after which launch it on the App Retailer. In the end, I wish to increase it in order that it helps strengthen all the muscle mass within the face,” she instructed Apple in an earlier interview.

Apple’s Swift Pupil Problem

Annually, Apple’s Worldwide Builders Convention (WWDC) is preceded by the Swift Pupil Problem, below which the corporate challenges college students throughout the globe to create an authentic app playground utilizing the Swift coding language. In 2023, the competitors had 375 winners (together with first-timers); Apple elevated the quantity from 350 in earlier years, doing so to recognise extra kids for his or her artistry and ingenuity.

The WWDC 2023 happened from June 5-9.

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