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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 »

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 »