Intel AI Meetups in Africa- A first!

Lagos Meetup

November 2017 was an exceptional month for our developer outreach activities in Africa! I had the chance to take the Intel AI Meetup Series to 6 cities across Africa.This was the first time we had our meetups on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in these cities. It was great meeting the vibrant developer communities in the various developer hubs and delivering practical sessions on this very interesting and incipient topic. The sessions  covered the following topics:

  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning Fundamentals
  • Machine Learning Applications in Real Life
  • Convolution Neural Networks (CNN) for Image Recognition
  • Recurrent Neural Networks for Speech Recognition
  • How Intel plans to help developers to improve performance of Machine Learning workloads
  • What frameworks are optimized for Intel Architecture and how you can get access to them
  • The Intel AI Portfolio

The Meetup Series begun in Lagos at CCHUB on the 16th of November where we trained 125 developers. We then proceeded to Cairo at KMT Continue reading