This opening discussion will address Africa’s impact on all things artificial intelligence. While many like panels tend to go with “AI in Africa” or “How can we grow machine learning in Africa”, we thought we would make Africa the defining term, to indicate that Africa has the control over AI. This also serves our narrative for the discussion: focusing on AI and its complexities from our African perspectives rather than Africa from an AI perspective.
We welcome a diverse and experienced group of people to introduce what AI means to them and how it is influencing our world. This includes some of our amazing speakers who will be joined by Prof. Francesco Petruccione, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Big Data and Informatics at UKZN, and Sicelukwanda Zwane, who is an MSc candidate with the CSIR at Wits focusing on the intersection of robotics and machine learning. Christopher Currin (PhD Computational Neuroscience at UCT) will be facilitating the panel to guide the conversation from introduction to impact.
UNITE Building, University of KwaZulu-Natal
PYC Yacht Club, 3 Maritime Pl, Harbour, Durban.
On Rationality of Artificial Intelligent Machines
Animated Intro to Machine Learning
Machine Learning For Robot Control
Will Capsule Networks Replace CNNs?
Random Neural Networks
Community Development as an Avenue to Career Growth
Sebenz.ai - Creating jobs in South Africa using Smartphone Data Labeling
Machine Learning in Real Life
Introduction to Deep Learning
Ticker: An Adaptive Single-Switch Text Entry Method for Visually Impaired Users
Deep Learning Vs The Brain
Machine Learning in Practice: A Primer on Missing Data
The IBM Developer Model Asset Exchange - Deep Learning For Everyone
The Temporal Turing Test: Sampling Real-Valued Multivariate Time Series from Deep Generative Models
Humans in the loop - New ways of working a deep learning world
High-dimensional dynamics of generalization error in neural networks: insights from the linear case
Unsupervised Machine Learning 101
Introduction to Natural Language Processing
Using Conditional Inference Forests to Model Time to Event Data
Visual-Semantic Embeddings: An Introduction and Applications
Exploiting Structure for Accelerating Reinforcement Learning
Digital transformation journey in operationalizing AI solutions to help businesses thrive in the Smart Technology Era
AI + humans in business: Progeny or Friendship
Protecting Machines from us - Ethics and Bias
Civic Technology and AI - Meaningful Opportunities and Daunting Biases
A Guided Tour through the Landscape of Reinforcement Learning
Black-box Optimization and its Role in Machine Learning
Machine Learning with Quantum Computers
John Poole: Resources for Deep Learning at the CHPC
Growing young talent: Selecting and training the next generation of data scientists
A Tour of Machine Learning in the African Business Context: 5 Years of Awesome Ideas, Dramatic Flops and Big Wins
An AI Play in 3 Parts: Jacuzzis, Research and AGI
Hosted in the Lecture Theatre and LAN until 01h00
Hosted in the LAN and Rooms 1,2 and 3
Hosted in the Lecture Theatre and Rooms 1,2 and 3
Poster winner and hackathon prizes announced
University of Kwazulu-Natal
40 minute drive from King Shaka Int.
10 minute drive from central Durban
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