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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 »

InstaDeep a key organizing partner in the Indaba Grand Challenge to cure Leishmaniasis praised by WHO

Over the last few months, several volunteers at InstaDeep, including the two Co-Founders Karim Beguir and Zohra Slim, have been working closely with the Deep Learning Indaba Steering Committee to develop the incredibly ambitious Indaba Grand Challenge! The initiative kicked-off on the 30th June and aims for nothing less than finding a cure for Leishmaniasis,… Read more »

InstaDeep Hosts Online RL Training Course for GTC 2020

Based on our considerable experience in Reinforcement Learning, including our ongoing work with the German railway company Deutsche Bahn and research published at NeurIPS, InstaDeep was selected to host an RL training course titled ‘Learning to Route Using Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning’ at this year’s Nvidia GTC conference. While the training initially was supposed to be… Read more »

Prestigious Research Award Presented to InstaDeep Team Lead

This week, CMU Africa announced that InstaDeep colleague Oluwafemi Azeez is the recipient of the university’s honourable award for “Rising Researcher 2020”. The accolade was launched in 2017 and is an annual fund in honour of late alumnus and faculty member Dr Jeremiah N. Mpagazehe. Strong academic preparation and passion for research The announcement was… Read more »

InstaDeep and Zindi Team up to Build Free AI-tool for Face Mask Detection

In the midst of Covid19, there is a spike in demand for machine learning solutions that can help tackle the pandemic or ease the societal transformation back into a sense of normality. Given that many countries are now easing lockdown restrictions, products that can assist in the controlled reopening of public functions whilst limiting the… Read more »

InstaDeep’s ICLR contributions available online

April 2020 saw InstaDeep proudly participate in ICLR for the first time with no less than three research papers! Following a successful virtual conference, the content has been made publicly available for everyone to enjoy. The papers were part of the workshop ‘AfricaNLP: Unlocking Local Languages’ aiming to ‘put Africa on the NLP map’ which… Read more »

InstaDeep contributes to ICLR for the first time

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. AfricaNLP… Read more »

Learn with InstaDeep: This week’s online training!

AI for Crisis Management Elyes kicked-off the week with a crash-course into ‘AI for crisis management’ on Monday 20th April explaining how AI works and the different ways AI can be used to deal with an international crisis. From predicting the number of casualties and detecting hot spots in need of extra care, to running… Read more »

InstaDeeper placed in international Computer Vision for Agriculture competition

Hosted on Zindi’s competition platform, the Radiant Earth Foundation challenge attracted 440 data scientists competing to build a machine learning model to classify crop types in farms across Western Kenya. The eight-week-long event, which ran from February 3rd to March 29th, is organised as part of the Computer Vision for Agriculture (CV4A) Workshop at the… Read more »

Quarterly Digest – Edition #5

Read all about what happened at InstaDeep in Q1 2020, from opening our office in South Africa to being ranked as a top 100 start-up globally! Also, make sure you sign up to receive the upcoming editions as well. We hope you enjoy it! Download in full via link on the left or click to read… Read more »