Applications are now open for Google's second Deep Learning Indaba that will take place at Stellenbosch University from 9 to 14 September 2018.
The aim of the Indaba, only the second of its kind to take place in Africa, is to strengthen the foundations of African machine learning, and to increase the participation of African researchers in the field. To date, Africa's attendance and participation in the internationally leading machine learning conferences have been extremely low or virtually non-existent.
Dr Willie Brink, an applied mathematician at SU and one of the organisers, says the Indaba will take the form a summer school, with advanced lectures by world-renowned experts in the field, practical sessions and events. Applications are open to all students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers, industry start-ups from across Africa and the world.
“We are particularly looking for people with a passion for machine learning, and who are committed to our mission of strengthening machine learning in Africa," he adds.
The closing date for applications is 30 April 2018. The registration fee is R5000 for general participants and cover participation in lectures and practical sessions, lunch, coffee breaks and events in the evening. There is no registration fee for students. Students may also apply for financial support for travel and accommodation.
Click here to apply - http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/apply.html
Dr Willie Brink
Division Applied Mathematics, Stellenbosch University
T: 027 _21 808 4218