6 April

Cape Town
South Africa




Full-day events with awesome speakers and 3 parallel streams of lectures for you to choose from!

Slot Time

Foundations / Applications Stream

NLP / Vision Stream

Theory / Bayesian / Other Stream

08:00 - 08:30

Registration - PD Hahn Foyer

Pick up your name badge

08:30 - 09:30

Keynote and introduction to event - PD Hahn Lecture Room 1

Deep Learning Foundations, Architectures & Applications

09:30 - 10:30

Intro To Machine (And Deep) Learning, With A Focus On Probability And Uncertainty

Deep Learning for (More Than) Speech Recognition

Artificial Intelligence at Scale

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and Snack Break

11:00 - 12:00

10 Real World Problems Solved With Deep Learning (With Code Examples)

Multimodal Emotion Recognition

Bayesian Networks

12:00 - 13:00

AI challenges arising from the SKA

Extracting ID numbers from African Identity cards using Deep Learning

Deep Learning in Complex Dynamical Systems

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and Networking

14:00 - 15:00

Quantum Machine Learning

Establishing semantic similarity between short text using deep learning

What you need to know about Bayesian statistics

15:00 - 15:45

From Neuron to Brain

Artificial Assistants: How can I help you?

Better Explanations or Better Decisions in Financial Markets?

15:45 - 16:30

The Blessing and Curse of High Dimensionality

Facial Expression Recognition and Convolutional Neural Networks

AI Ethics

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00

Lightning Talks - PD Hahn Lecture Room 1

18:00 - 19:00

Panel Discussion - PD Hahn Lecture Room 1

A conversation on ways to strengthen African machine learning, and how knowledge and capacity in machine learning can be spread more widely.

19:00 - TBC

After Party! (at UCT)

A chance to cut lose after a long day and socialize with everyone that was at the event!

Event Sponsors


PD Hahn Building
PD Hahn Lecture Rooms 1, 2 & 4
University of Cape Town

Contact number:

021 650 9111


Who Are We?

We are individuals from four different institutions that have a passion for machine learning and sharing knowledge:

What is Our Goal?

We want to facilitate the learning of others and give them opportunities.

  • Learn from African researchers and pioneers
  • Opportunity for one-on-one time with experts
  • Learn the basics or advanced topics of machine learning

Want to Contact Us?

Please send us an email at indabax.wc@gmail.com

The Team That Put This All Together!