Welcome to the 2019 bootcamp. This year, we will run in multiple streaming sessions, culminating in the Finals of the InterCampus Machine Learning competition and the intermediate stream on Deep Learning concepts.
It is a six-day residential, all-expenses-paid Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp and Hackathon on emerging trends in machine learning and deep learning and will run between 19 and 23 November 2019. The intent of the bootcamp and hackathon is to build world-class capacity in advanced data analytics, upskill financial inclusion data analysts and researchers in emerging best practices, and to support the development of contextually relevant algorithm and tech innovation.
The bootcamp will include face-to-face teaching, virtual online classes, and a hands-on hackathon using the Zindi.com platform. Distinguished data scientists from leading institutions including the Google AI Lab, Stanford AI Research, GitHub and Bankable Frontiers Associates will facilitate the sessions. An ongoing pan-Nigeria selection competition will select the 150 best-performing students/researchers/practitioners that will be accepted into this free bootcamp. The bootcamp will also serve as the final test of the Inter-Campus Machine Learning Competition, sponsored by BlueChip Technologies. Over 10,000 students from 90 universities and polytechnics participated in the preliminary phase. The bootcamp will also include a very competitive hackathon using Nigeria-centric data to explore, extrapolate and explain emerging possibilities in algorithms.
The bootcamp is driven by a broader strategic intent to accelerate Nigeria’s development through a solution-oriented application of machine learning in solving social/business problems and to galvanize data science knowledge revolution for employability, technology innovation and sustainable socio-economic development.
The bootcamp learning sessions will be enriched by leading experts from different parts of the world, including Dr. Dumebi Okwechime, Chief Decision Scientist, RenMoney; Kris Sankaran, PhD, MILA Canada; Prof. Thomas G. Dietterich,Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, USA; Prof Anima Anandkumar, Professor of Computing, CalTech; Ike Okonkwo, Data Scientist Zynga Games, California; Kathleen Siminyu, Head of Data Science, Africa’s Talking; Dr. Stephen G. Odaibo, CEO, RetinaAI, USA; Samuel Edet, Joint PhD, Student IMT, Italy and Ku Leuven, Belgium; Wale Akinfaderin, PhD, Senior Data Scientist, Duke Energy; Emmanuel Doro, PhD, Principal Data Scientist, Jet.com, USA; Uzo Mkparu, Group Head, CRM, Customer Analytics & Insights FCMB; Pascal Bernard, Head of Data Science, OneFi; Elaine Nsoesie, PhD, Assistant Professor, Botson University; Prof. Kunle Oluktun, Professor of EE and CS at Stanford University; Dr. Nnana Orieke, Cloud Solution Architect, Data and AI, Microsoft; Nicholas Litombe, PhD, Data Scientist, Physicist; Robert John, Data Science Officer, EnterFive; Dr. Sakinat Folorunsho, Lecturer, Computer Science, OOU; Olubayo Adekanmi, Convener, Data Science Nigeria, Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria.
Microsoft, BlueChip Technologies, Terragon Group, AXA Mansard, FCMB, InstaDeep AI, ProShare Nigeria, The Guardian, Guardian TV, OneFi, KPMG and Zindi South Africa are the sponsors and partners of the bootcamp and summit.
Participation in the 6 days Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp is based on a pre-qualification competition on “Staff Promotion Algorithm” on Kaggle, the global Machine Learning competition platform. click here.