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First Joint InstaDeep-BioNTech research paper accepted at the NeurIPS AI conference

This first research paper focuses on a novel in-silico approach to protein sequence design by combining computational biology with reinforcement learning to develop new therapeutics for infectious diseases. It has been accepted at two NeurIPS workshops, plus a special invitation to contribute in the COVID19 Symposium. This follows the recent announcement from BioNTech and InstaDeep… Read more »

NeurIPS 2020: InstaDeep with record contribution including spotlight talk and five poster presentations

For the third year in a row, InstaDeep’s latest research findings across Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning have been accepted to the Advances of Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) conference. The annual event aims to foster an exchange of research and neural information processing systems, and with no less than one paper accepted for the… Read more »

BioNTech and InstaDeep Announce Strategic Collaboration and Form AI Innovation Lab to Develop Novel Immunotherapies

Long-term collaboration underpins BioNTech’s strategy to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies to support the discovery and development of novel immunotherapies based on InstaDeep’s DeepChainTM technology platform BioNTech and InstaDeep to establish a joint AI Innovation Lab to advance a portfolio of enterprise-wide digital initiatives in the areas of drug discovery and design,… Read more »

InstaDeep-DeepMind Paper accepted at NeurIPS 2020 Workshop

The research, Learning Compositional Neural Programs for Continuous Control, is a collaboration between InstaDeep, Google DeepMind, Sorbonne University and the French National Center for Research (CNRS). It proposes a novel compositional approach to solve robotics manipulation tasks through the solution dubbed AlphaNPI-X, which empirically shows that it can effectively learn to tackle challenging sparse manipulation… Read more »

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

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… 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 »

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 »