Four months away from Deep Learning Indaba Senegal's launch, we’re joined by one of the Indaba’s founders, Dr Shakir Mohamed.

Also as a board member of NeurIPS, Mohamed further confirms his influence and contributions to the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, having been named one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in AI."

Mohamed takes us on a tour of the early Indaba years. describes how the Indaba strengthens the opportunities and linkages found in the African ecosystem to make a significant contribution to the worldwide body of machine learning and artificial intelligence research.

Mohamed tells how he was encouraged to pursue postgraduate studies by Tshilidzi Marwala, the current rector of the United Nations University. He explains how advancements in AI and machine learning are changing sectors and combining academic disciplines.

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