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InstaDeeper to present on Neural Machine Translation at GDG DevFest Lagos

Language research has made huge strides in recent years, but most of this work has been done on majorly high-resource languages. As new technologies emerge and the digital divide between high-resource and low-resourced languages deepens, it impacts the extent to which users can access information and communicate with these technologies.  On 17th October, we will… Read more »

AI Expo Africa: InstaDeep’s CEO on The Future of AI in Africa

InstaDeep’s CEO and Co-Founder Karim Beguir talked to AI TV’s Dr Nick Bradshaw during AI Expo Africa. Together they discussed the state of African AI innovation in deep tech and also the exciting things in the pipeline for InstaDeep. Hear for yourself in the video above! (The interview is also available on YouTube)

InstaDeep to hold three talks during NVIDIA’s GTC conference

With the huge success of NVIDIA’s first virtual GTC conference in March earlier this year, following the outbreak of Covid19 which made the traditional in-person format impossible, the company recently announced a second virtual conference will take place from 5-9th October.  As a Service Delivery Partner to NVIDIA, InstaDeep is thrilled to announce we are… Read more »

Masakhane paper with InstaDeep contribution accepted to Findings of EMNLP 2020

The paper, titled “Participatory Research for Low-resourced Machine Translation: A Case Study in African Languages” boasts 50 authors from across African soil and beyond, including  InstaDeep’s Kelechi Ogueji and Orevaoghene Ahia, both based out of our Lagos office. It is accepted to “Findings”, a new initiative being trialled as a sister publication to the EMNLP… Read more »

InstaDeep’s Co-Founder gives keynote at AI Expo Africa: Why African start-ups can compete in Deep Tech Innovation

This year’s AI Expo Africa, the largest business-focused AI, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Data Science trade event in Africa focused on Deep Tech Innovation in Africa. As the co-founder of one of Africa’s leading AI startups, Karim Beguir was a natural choice for the innovation keynote talk. He debated how the continent can compete… Read more »

InstaDeep co-founder featured as a panelist and facilitator for Deep Learning Indaba’s first live-streamed Social Event

Saturday, August 22nd, the Deep Learning Indaba, whose mission is to strengthen Machine Learning and AI in Africa, hosted a social event with the aim of getting the community back together for an afternoon. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event took place online, a factor which didn’t stop more than 100 people from tuning… Read more »

InstaDeep delivers Deep Learning training to Google Developer Student Club

The virtual sessions ran for two weeks from early August with the aim of sharing our extensive knowledge and experience in AI and provide an understanding of the Machine Learning fundamentals for the students to work on Deep Learning projects in the future. The sessions ranged from an introductory session on AI and an overview… Read more »

InstaDeep partner with Kickstart to drive AI innovation in Smart City & Technology in Switzerland

Kickstart, one of Europe’s largest zero equity, multi-corporate ecosystem innovation platforms, today announced that InstaDeep is amongst nine companies selected to their Smart City & Technology vertical to assist in driving innovations in Switzerland. The Zurich based company runs a scale-up program for later-stage startups with a goal to accelerate groundbreaking deep tech solutions through… Read more »

InstaDeep produces baselines for the NeurIPS 2020 train routing challenge

While routing a single train from point A to point B is easy, the problem intensifies when you are faced with trains breaking down randomly or how to avoid trains blocking each other at intersections. The NeurIPS 2020 Flatland challenge aims to solve this hard problem using an approach that was developed and evaluated in… Read more »

Webinar: How to Build an AI Startup in Africa

On the topic of how to build an AI startup in Africa, Karim and Aniedi explore what it takes to become an African AI pioneer using InstaDeep’s successful journey and humble beginnings as a pure bootstrap as an example. Karim explains the genesis of InstaDeep and some of the reasons why we are the leader… Read more »