We are proud to sponsor the Women in Computational Science Research event at the University of the Witwatersrand on 8 August 2019.
We are excited that Sicelukwanda Zwane has been interviewed on the This Week in Machine Learning (TWiML) podcast on his current research on safer exploration in deep reinforcement learning using action priors.
A big congratulations to Roy Eyono whose poster, Learning to Backpropagate, was awarded the IBM Poster Prize at the 2018 Deep Learning Indaba!
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.