Deep Learning Indaba 2018

Stellenbosch, South Africa

9 - 14 September 2018

Strengthening African Machine Learning

The Deep Learning Indaba is an organisation whose mission is to strengthen machine learning and artificial intelligence in Africa. Their first event was held in 2017 in Johannesburg, followed by the second one in Stellenbosch in 2018 - which I attended. The indaba followed a mixed programme ranging from lectures to practicals - even movie screenings of AlphaGo - Google Deepmind's super smart algorithm which plays the board game Go. The event was sponsored by numerous key players in the deep learning field such as Google and Microsoft. The event website has all the details such as the schedule, lectures and other useful information.

I have an interest in machine learning and am very happy to have been able to attend this conference. I have learnt new tools and algorihms in the field of deep learning at this event.

David Silver (AlphaGo team leader) and I
Indaba attendees
Practical during the indaba