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InstaDeep’s Arnu Pretorius gets second paper accepted at NeurIPS showcasing the true potential of African AI researchers

on Oct 01, 2020 | 06:29pm

Cape Town, 01 Oct 2020 – In 2018, Arnu Pretorius broke ground as the first African researcher to get a paper accepted at NeurIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems Conference), one of the most prestigious AI Conferences in the world. With “Critical initialisation for deep signal propagation in noisy rectifier neural networks” (arXiv:1811.00293v2), Arnu, still a […]

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

on Jul 22, 2020 | 02:27pm

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 […]

Webinar: How to Build an AI Startup in Africa

on Jul 14, 2020 | 12:02pm

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 […]

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

on Jul 03, 2020 | 03:55pm

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, […]

InstaDeep Hosts Online RL Training Course for GTC 2020

on May 22, 2020 | 10:17am

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 […]

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