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InstaDeep CEO to participate in Africa Day 2021 to discuss AI’s possibilities on the continent

Tuesday 25th May marks the 58th anniversary of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity, which first took place in 1963. In celebration of Africa Day, The Africa I Know (TAIK) is hosting a half-day webinar devoted to reflections of the progress that Africa and Africans have made, as well as focusing on solutions to the challenges still faced by the continent.

InstaDeep takes to the NVIDIA GTC stage with four contributions this spring

The first NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) of 2021 starts on Monday 12th April. InstaDeep will present cutting-edge developments in protein design and conversational AI for underrepresented language highlighting how GPUs, specifically the new DGX A100, accelerate InstaDeep’s R&D efforts.  Known for highlighting the advanced technologies transforming today’s industries, GTC 21 kicks off with a… Read more »

Molecular Biology hackathon launched by InstaDeep to predict protein function

Saturday 17th October saw the InstaDeep Kinase Classification Challenge by UmojaHack Africa unfold with 252 participants, representing 15 universities and engineering schools in Tunisia, working hard to solve a novel problem in biology using Machine Learning. Specifically, the hackathon participants were challenged to determine the structure, behaviour and interaction of enzymes and molecules to predict… Read more »

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 »

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 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’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 »