The landscape of artificial intelligence and deep learning is set to witness a significant convergence of minds and innovations at the IndabaX South Africa 2024 conference. Scheduled from July 9th to July 12th, 2024, at the University of the Witwatersrand, this highly anticipated event promises to be a melting pot of ideas, research, and groundbreaking developments in the field of AI.

We will host three hackathons catering to research, beginners, and experts, and conduct five workshops covering AI Safety, Entering the World of Work, Leveraging RAG to improve LLM generation, ML for Healthcare, and Entrepreneurship,- Lydia De Lange, Executive Director, Deep Learning Indaba𝕏 South Africa NPC

A Gathering of Thought Leaders and Innovators

IndabaX South Africa 2024 is more than just a conference; it is a movement aimed at fostering collaboration and learning among AI enthusiasts, researchers, and professionals. With over 50 distinguished speakers from academia and industry, attendees will have the unique opportunity to gain insights from leading experts. Here are some of the notable keynote speakers:

Dr. Bigomokero Antoine Bagula, a professor at the University of the Western Cape and Université Nouveaux Horizons, specializes in Data Engineering, Cloud/Fog Computing, Network Softwarization, IoT, and Next Generation Networks. His keynote, "Knowledge-Aware Networking (KAN): Embedding Intelligence into Modern Networks," will explore the transformative impact of AI on networking, focusing on advanced multi-controller SDN architectures and collaborative learning models to enhance network security, resilience, and intelligence.

Pelonomi Moiloa, CEO of Lelapa AI and recognized as one of TIME's 100 most influential people in AI, Pelonomi leads initiatives to improve quality of life through resource-efficient language AI. Her keynote, "Revolutionising Communication and Accessibility through African NLP Talent," will address leveraging African expertise in natural language processing to transform communication, overcome linguistic and infrastructural challenges, and build startups tailored to the African context.

Henrica Makulu Kadira, a Microsoft Certified Data Scientist and Senior Business Intelligence Specialist at Medscheme Holdings, Henrica is known for her work in telecoms, fintech, and healthcare. Her keynote, "Journey of One of Africa's First Female Data Scientists," will share her career experiences, offer advice, and highlight how data science can inspire action and drive change in professional and community settings.

Why Attend IndabaX South Africa 2024?

IndabaX South Africa 2024 is your gateway to the forefront of artificial intelligence and deep learning innovation. This conference is not just an event; it’s an experience that brings together the brightest minds in AI to inspire and ignite your passion for technology.

"There are so many new things to look forward to this year. Our opening event, the AI Fest, is a vibrant celebration of the achievements of the South African AI community, showcasing the latest advancements and innovations of students, academics, and industry professionals." remarked De Lange

IndabaX South Africa 2024 promises to be an exhilarating journey of learning, discovery, and inspiration—an unmissable opportunity to shape the future of AI in Africa and beyond. Follow iAfrikan on for exclusive content and coverage.

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