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This post provides an introduction to some of the topics that will be discussed in upcoming events hosted by the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA), in particular Deep Learning and its applications, tool and platforms such as Google’s TensorFlow and IBM Watson (amongst others), Deep Learning limitations and Quantum computing for Machine Learning. As mentioned in a previous post “Solving […]

April 10, 2017

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Dear MIIA community, In follow-up to the previous blog post, herewith a few announcements and links with respect to Webinars, Hackathons and upcoming Meetups: How AI is Transforming Smart Manufacturing Webinar If you have missed the live webcast, watch the recording on Demand here:http://info.avidsolutionsinc.com/how-ai-is-transforming-smart-manufacturing Special opportunity for MIIA and Bennit.AI to remotely participate in OSIsoft Hackathon 2017 in San Francisco Details about […]

March 15, 2017

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Dear MIIA community, UPDATE: This post has been updated with links to the video as well as presentations of the MIIA event on 23 February 2017 Herewith the links to the video and presentations of another successful Meetup in Cape Town with about 70 people attending. As mentioned at the Meetup we have also started […]

February 12, 2017

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Dear MIIA community, Best wishes to all for 2017! The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) is excited to announce a partnership with Data Science Nigeria, a non-profit organization to accelerate data science adoption and raise a new breed of local experts by training and mentoring young Nigerians through face-to-face, virtual online classes, project-based support and holiday […]

January 15, 2017

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As a smart technology entrepreneur with a machine intelligence research background and passionate about advancing the state-of-the-art in machine or artificial intelligence (AI) to help solve real-world problems, it is very encouraging and exciting to see the AI buzz in the tech industry right now, the progress made in the field to create an even […]

November 30, 2016

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Dear MIIA community, Herewith the preliminary agenda for our upcoming MIIA Meetup on 27 October 2016. (see MIIA Meetup and MIIA Events for details) Agenda for MIIA Meetup @ Barclays Rise on Thursday 27 October 2016 at 5pm Overview of the latest MIIA developments (including results from the MIIA survey) – Jacques Ludik [5 minutes] Introduction to the Data Science Academy – […]

October 14, 2016

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In follow-up to the keynote address at LaunchLab‘s Business Mixer event in Stellenbosch on 26 October 2016 and the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) event at Rise Africa in Cape Town on 27 October 2016, this blog post contains the links to the videos and presentations at the respective events. Due to the success of the October MIIA Meetup, we are […]

October 1, 2016

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In follow-up to my previous post on Artificial Intelligence in the Smart Technology Era and this technology being at the center of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa(MIIA) partner activities with Silicon Cape, Barclays’ Rise Africa, and Cenfri’s Insights2Impact, we have some further exciting developments and upcoming activities in the areas of Finance, Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Agriculture that I would […]

September 13, 2016

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We live in truly exciting times where smart technology is not only substantially altering the way we work, play, live, and interact with one another, but is also disrupting all industries, disciplines, economies, education, society, the public sector, and entire systems at an exponential rate. The World Economic Forum refers to this new era as the Fourth Industrial […]

August 21, 2016

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MIIA Community, Thanks to all who attended our first Meetup in Cape Town! We had an awesome meetup with 45 people attending and lots of interaction and participation in the Q&A sessions and the informal discussions afterwards. I think it is fair to say that we are all very excited about the potential of Machine […]

June 11, 2016

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With so much excitement, hype, news and breakthroughs happening around the world with respect to Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science, it is not surprising to see significant interest in how these technologies – within the framework of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) – can also be utilized here in Africa to help address […]

May 27, 2016

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Projects Overview We would like to encourage the MIIA community to propose as many project ideas as possible. We welcome any application, research or technology related projects that would help solve (or at least be a step towards solving) African problems, help to build a stronger more innovative community, advance the state-of-the-art in Machine Intelligence […]

May 24, 2016

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MIIA Community’s real-time messaging and chat environment  As Slack is utilised as the MIIA community’s real-time messaging and chat environment, we would like to encourage everyone in the MIIA community to join us on Slack. Each member that has signed in on the official MIIA website with their LinkedIn profile along with members that have joined us from […]

May 24, 2016

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In follow-up to my previous blog about transforming Africa through technological innovation, we are excited to launch the new Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) website that now allows members to login via their LinkedIn profile, share ideas and contribute via blogs, register and participate in projects, and be notified of resources, events, and other activities […]

March 6, 2016

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Even though Africa is still experiencing many challenges on multiple fronts on its journey to achieve full socio-economic and technological inclusion, it is very exciting to see so many initiatives and events where governments, business, academia and non-profit organisations are all working together to help transform Africa, in particular through technological innovation. Some recent examples include […]

October 21, 2015

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