We are co-organising the 2nd annual Deep Learning Indaba which will be held at Stellenbosch University from 9-14 September 2018.
The Deep Learning Indaba exists to celebrate and strengthen machine learning in Africa through state-of-the-art teaching, networking, policy debate, and through our support programmes, such as the IndabaX and the Kambule and Maathai awards. The Indaba works towards the vision of Africans becoming critical contributors, owners, and shapers of the coming advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. The report on the outcomes of the first Indaba 2017 can be read here.
Congratulations to Steven James, who was one of four people to be awarded a Google Africa PhD Fellowship, and the only one in the "Machine Learning" category.
Congratulations to Benjamin Rosman, who was granted a Google Faculty Research Award in the "Machine Learning and Data Mining" category - the only recipient from the African continent.
Congratulations to Sicelukwanda Zwane for receiving the "Best Poster" award at the 2017 Deep Learning Indaba.
He wins a trip to Long Beach, California in December, where he will attend NIPS 2017.
We are co-organising the first Deep Learning Indaba which will be held at the University of the Witwatersrand from 11-15 September 2017.
The week will feature an intensive programme of lectures and practical tutorials, covering a number of exciting and cutting-edge topics in deep learning. These sessions will be run by a number of international and local experts in the field. It promises to be an exciting week!
Benjamin Rosman is co-chairing the 2016 PRASA-RobMech International Conference, in Stellenbosch, South Africa this week, from 30 November to 2 December 2016.