InstaDeep contributes to ICLR for the first time

Sunday sees the world-renowned International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) kick-off! InstaDeep is part of the conference with no less than three papers on Natural Language Processing (NLP).



The six-day conference, referred to as the premier gathering of professionals dedicated to the advancements of deep learning, is filled with invited talks and workshops, as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers.

2020 is our first year contributing to ICLR and we are excited to present on the topic of NLP.


More specifically, we are presenting three papers as part of the AfricaNLP workshop aiming to ‘put Africa on the NLP map’. This workshop is scheduled on 26th April and our contributions are: 

We are immensely proud of the team presenting the papers that are cutting-edge in their field. The Nigerian Pidgin model created by Orevaoghene Ahia and Kelechi Ogueji from InstaDeep’s Lagos team is in fact the world’s first Pidgin-to-English translation model using Natural Language Processing (NLP), you can read more about it in our blog post.

You can find the full program for the AfricaNLP workshop here.

Due to the outbreak of Covid19, this year’s ICLR has been converted into an online event, however, this will not impact the first-class content provided. The event runs from 26th April to 1st May, and it is not too late to grab your ticket on the ICLR website! We hope you drop into our sessions and look forward to hearing your feedback.