2019 Events

Events

On this page we share and highlight MIIA events accross the continent as well as other Machine Intelligence or Data Science related events and conferences in Africa and elsewhere. MIIA is also currently on Meetup. We currently have a Meetup group in Cape Town and another one that we have started in Johannesburg/Sandton/Pretoria, but intend to have several Meetup groups in key areas accross the continent. We also plan to make use of Google Hangouts for broader live interaction.

We would also like to encourage the MIIA community to use our real-time community messaging platform (MIIA on Slack) to interact and arrange meetings in your part of the continent. To join the MIIA community on Slack, our real-time community messaging platform, please sign-up here. The #events channel on Slack can for example be utilised for this purpose. Please let us know via Slack or info@machineintelligenceafrica.org if you have any ideas or recommendations in this regard.

MIIA YouTube channel - Playlist: 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOqigXLyHjNYf8R4WIM7HMVbQpQ03QNu- 

 

 

103. AI Expo Africa 2019, Century City, Cape Town, 4-5 September 2019

AI Expo Africa 2019, Century City, Cape Town, 4-5 September 2019

MIIA and Cortex Logic will be represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at the conference of which MIIA is also a partner.

AI Expo Africa is the largest business focused AI community event in Africa. Our 2019 conference and expo (4th-5th September 2019) builds upon the phenomenal success of the inaugural event, that was held in Cape Town, September 2018, that cemented it as the largest gathering of CxOs, investors, buyers, suppliers, innovators, SMBs and global brands in the region focusing on real world AI and Data Science applications. Our business audience is comprised of Enterprise decision makers / CxOs, allied to AI Cloud platform providers, Tier 1 / 2 deployment & service providers, AI start ups / innovators, investors, educators, government and AI ecosystem community builders. AI Expo Africa 2019 will have 4 main speaking tracks and 8 skills workshops. You will learn about real Enterprise case studies and the application of AI and Data Science in Business TODAY, available technology and cloud platforms, deployment challenges, ethical considerations allied to the vibrant innovation and start up ecosystem driving the industry in Africa.

http://aiexpoafrica.com/ 

http://aiexpoafrica.com/programme/

https://web.facebook.com/events/1001540646714529/

https://www.quicket.co.za/events/64020-ai-expo-africa-2019/#/

https://twitter.com/aiexpoafrica?lang=en

 

102. ACP-EU PSD Information, Knowledge Sharing & Networking Event for East Africa and Southern Africa 14th – 16th May 2019, Port Louis - Mauritius

ACP-EU PSD Information, Knowledge Sharing & Networking Event for East Africa and Southern Africa 14th – 16th May 2019, Port Louis - Mauritius

MIIA and Cortex Logic will be represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at this event.

Programme:

  • INTRA-ACP and EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK (EIB)-MANAGED FACILITIES & PROGRAMS TARGETED AT THE ACP REGION 
  • EU EXTERNAL INVESTMENT PLAN (EIP): Perspectives from East Africa and Southern Africa 
  • KNOWLEDGE, SUCCESS STORIES & GOOD PRACTICE SHARING:
    • Investment Climate Reform and Investment Promotion Lab 
    • Visits to selected Mauritius infrastructure for digital industry and digital entrepreneurship development
    • Digital Entrepreneurship Development Models, Digital Ecosystem and Digital Start-up Financing
    • Africa’s Industrial Transformation: Technical Capacity Requirements & Strategic Approach 
    • Industry 4.0: What are the perspectives, technical capacity requirements, and strategic options for Africa 
    • Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency: Scaling-up, Market Development & Financing Models
  • CONSULTATION ON THE ACP PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM 

 

101. Leading Digital Finance Transformation, USA, Conference organized by ValueSoft RPA and AI Solutions, 18 April 2019

Leading Digital Finance Transformation, USA, Conference organized by ValueSoft RPA and AI Solutions, 18 April 2019

MIIA and Cortex Logic will be represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at this event.

Dr Jacques Ludik's presentation on "Operationalizing AI to help Businesses thrive in the Smart Technology Era":

 

100. Deep Learning IndabaX South Africa, Durban, 14-17 April 2019

Deep Learning IndabaX South Africa, Durban, 14-17 April 2019

MIIA and Cortex Logic will be represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at the conference of which MIIA is also a partner.

Dr Jacques Ludik's presentation on "Operationalizing AI to help Businesses thrive in the Smart Technology Era":

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 basic and advanced topics in ML

Venue: UNITE Building , University of Kwazulu-Natal

https://indabax.co.za/ 

https://indabax.co.za/#speakers

https://indabax.co.za/#ts-schedule

https://indabax.co.za/#sponsors

 

 

99. Machine Learning and AI in Finance Conference 2019,  Johannesburg, 11 April 2019

Machine Learning and AI in Finance Conference 2019,  Johannesburg, 11 April 2019

MIIA and Cortex Logic were represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at the conference.

http://mntevents.co.za/ 

http://mntevents.co.za/machine-learning-and-ai-in-finance-conference/

Programme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16atKPPGsfCtSgBOf9DkvTGIrDABYfa7z/view?usp=sharing

Dr Jacques Ludik's presentation on "Operationalizing AI to help Businesses thrive in the Smart Technology Era":

 

 

98. Artificial Intelligence Conference, Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton, 11 April 2019

Artificial Intelligence Conference, Radison Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton, 11 April 2019

MIIA and Cortex Logic were represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at the conference of which MIIA is also a partner.

This AI Business Conference aims to help the business leader, data scientist and engineer successfully implement their AI projects. Get practical technical advice on technical sessions geared for Artificial Intelligence Businesses.

http://aiconference.co.za/

http://aiconference.co.za/download-brochure/

http://aiconference.co.za/speakers/

http://aiconference.co.za/partners/

Programme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bZL-9rNwp7DK-NpFH25DVj9gS3z9agB0/view?usp=sharing 

Dr Jacques Ludik's presentation on "Operationalizing AI to help Businesses thrive in the Smart Technology Era":

Videohttps://youtu.be/GtyqRm0A5n8  (presentation starts at [5:00])

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: How can you harness AI and improve real-time analytical processing to improve your customer offering

1. Dr Jacques Ludik - Group CEO & Founder, Cortex Logic; President & Founder of Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) (Moderator)

2. Gavin Meiring - Head of Marketing, Sanlam Global Investment Solutions

3. Sudhish Mohan- CIO & COO of TransUnion Africa

4. Neo Rantele Kuaho - CEO of YDIDI (Youth Development through Investigation & Dissemination of Information)

Video: https://youtu.be/ohxjTCakjzg 

 

 

97. Launch!US Mini Hackathon Series, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, 3 April 2019

 

Launch!US Mini Hackathon Series, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, 3 April 2019

MIIA and Cortex Logic were represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at this event.

Programme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XTTSfvUgB9XyAq_o6ErDGt2d6hm2zA0d/view?usp=sharing 

  • Masterclass on the power of Big Data & Analytics and contextualizing the problem areas
    • Dr. Jacques Ludik, Founder & President of MIIA, Founder & Group CEO of Cortex Logic
  • The Power of Big Data & Analytics  (Panel discussion):
    • Dr. Jacques  Ludik, Group CEO of Cortex Logic & Andrew Charter, CEO of Nanodyn

 

 

96. TMT Finance Cape Town 2019, The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, 28 March 2019

TMT Finance Cape Town 2019, The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, 28 March 2019

MIIA and Cortex Logic were represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at the conference.

https://www.tmtfinance.com/capetown/

Venue: The Table Bay Hotel
Address: 6 W Quay Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 406 5000
Website: https://www.suninternational.com/table-bay

Register today to guarantee your place at the leading event for Senior Executives active in TMT M&A and Investment in Africa. Limited space remaining.

Key speakers includle MTN, Vodacom, Convergence Partners, BCX, Oracle, CSquared, iROKO, DLA Piper, Silvertree, Dimension Data, Standard Bank & Investec.

Maximum attendence of 250 delegates.

 

The Internet of Things – How far has the IoT revolution gone in Africa?

Chaired by Peter Curnow-Ford, Partner & Founder, Viatec Associates

Bora Varliyagci, CEO, digitalthings
Hussain Suleman, Country Director, Southern and Eastern Africa, Sigfox
Dr. Markus Thill, President, Africa Region, Robert Bosch
Dr Jacques Ludik, Founder and CEO, Cortex Logic

 

Digital Africa Panel - Who will lead the next wave of growth?

Chaired by Bunmi Akinyemiju, CEO, Venture Garden Group

Matthew Odgers, Executive: Group Business Development, MTN
Envir Fraser CSO & Partner, Convergence Partners
Dr Jacques Ludik, Founder and CEO, Cortex Logic
Nils Körber, CIO, Ringier One Africa Media

 

95. The Conversation Live, FaceBook Live Stream, 26 March 2019

 

Videohttps://web.facebook.com/TheConversation.Live.TV/videos/259353898348865/ 

The Conversation Live Show 🎥 Season 2 Episode 13 with Dr Jacques Ludik, Cortex Logic.

Dr Jacques Ludik
FOUNDER & CEO, CORTEX LOGIC
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, MIIA

Dr Jacques Ludik is a smart technology entrepreneur, Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert, investor, ecosystem builder, and award-winning AI Leader with a Ph.D. in Computer Science (AI) and 25+ years' experience in AI & Data Science and its applications. He recently won the Africa Tech AI Leader of the Year Award and is currently, amongst other roles, the Founder & CEO of Cortex Logic and Founder & President of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) and has also founded Bennit.AI, Mosaic, SynerG and CSense Systems (Africa's first AI company that was sold to a multi-national company, specifically General Electric in 2011). Apart from his executive management responsibilities in these companies, he was previously Vice President Data Science & Chief Data Officer at Jumo, Director and Big Data & Analytics Leader at General Electric and Senior Lecturer & Researcher at Stellenbosch University. 

 

94. Youth Brainstorming Forum, YTIP, Technoloy Innovation Agency, Johannesburg, 18 March 2019

 

Youth Brainstorming Forum, YTIP, Technoloy Innovation Agency, Johannesburg, 18 March 2019

MIIA will be represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at this forum 

Artificial intelligence talk

How to do business with Youth considering future technologies?

https://www.tia.org.za/

 

93. Dr Jacques Ludik on Open News eNCA,  15 March 2019

OpenNews - Published on Mar 15, 2019
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and there's no turning back. While South Africa and the world grapples with what this means for jobs, the rapid pace of technological advances also presents many opportunities. The smart use of Artificial intelligence can have benefits for social good, education and even transformation. For more on how to leverage off this new world, Naledi Moleo spoke to Dr Jacques Ludik, a smart technology entrepreneur and Artificial Intelligence Investor.
 

YouTubehttps://youtu.be/iEJKnQP15t8

 

92. 2019 HR Directors Conference, CTICC, Cape Town, 11-14 March 2019

2019 HR Directors Conference, CTICC, Cape Town, 11-14 March 2019

MIIA was represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at the conference.

LEADING IN AN AGE OF VOLATILITY  AND DIGITAL DISRUPTION
The HR Directors’ Conference has been running for 10 years now and consistently offers a platform for HR leaders to connect, grow and share ideas with professionals from many companies and different industries across the country. The theme for 2019 focuses on HR leaders operating and leading in times of volatility and digital disruption.

As technology evolves and the world of work changes, HR leaders have the power to shape the organisation! HR Directors are required to embrace disruption and drive transformation in unchartered territory, having to find new ways to manoeuvre and guide people through uncertainty. As an HR leader you have the opportunity to shape the direction of work and revolutionise and reinvent the way we work, influence, lead and do business. It’s time for a growth mindset and strategic approach that gets you and your department out in front of the change. The HR Director of today and in the future should be the right hand to the CEO. According to Harvard Business Review however, "Research by McKinsey and the Conference Board consistently finds that CEOs worldwide see human capital as a top challenge, and but yet they rank HR as only the eighth or ninth most important function in a company.”

The HR Directors 2019 conference will address some of the MOST pressing challenges faced by HR executives today. By attending you will hear sessions as to how you can:

  • Delivering more business value
  • Deal with change and digital transformation
  • Manage engagement and create employee experiences
  • Attract, develop, retain and inspire best people

Will AI and automation help or hinder good people management – practical mplications for HR

  • The implications of AI with respect to employment, social and workplace impact and where it really stands today in terms of capability.
  • Do we face the rise of the killer robots or are the bots going to be our best friends?
  • Back to human – creating connections in the age of isolation
  • Considerations that need to be made before embarking on a journey to AI.

Speaker DR JACQUES LUDIK, Founder and CEO, Cortex Logic; President and Founder of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa

Presentation (including Appendix): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cDLtFSoKbcg41W6_5-nqVvlAgkOuV8dk/view?usp=sharing 

 

 

91. Africa Tech Week, Century City, Cape Town, 4-5 March 2019

 

Africa Tech Week, Century City, Cape Town, 4-5 March 2019

MIIA was represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as an invited speaker at the conference.

Africa Tech Week is a technology conference, an exhibition and a Technology Awards Ceremony. It focuses on educating South Africa and other African countries on the challenges and opportunities to be gained by their drafting appropriate plans and policies for the 4th Industrial revolution. African Tech Week will also recognize and reward companies on the continent that have demonstrated excellence in the area of innovative product development. The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent.
Africa Tech Week will provide a platform for thought and business leaders to demonstrate how tech can have a significant impact in society and business. It is essential to know how to leverage exponential technologies to make money, save money and become fully efficient. If you want to accelerate performance in your organisation, we can give you the tools to do so. Connect, unlock rapid innovation, realign your performance goals and be part of the future. Be prepared to survive and thrive during the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Africa Tech Week.

https://africatechweek.co.za/

https://africatechweek.co.za/speakers/

https://africatechweek.co.za/program/ - Programme

 

 

10h15 – 11h00 PLENARY: PIONEERING A WORLD-CLASS AFRICA

Speakers:
- Salim Ismail, Founding Executive of Singularity University, Chairman of ExO Works,
Co-Author of Exponential Organisations
- Lance Greyling, Director, City of Cape Town
- Alan Mukoki, CEO, SACCI
- Dr Jacques Ludik, Chairman & Founder, Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa
- Tanya van Lill, CEO, South African Venture Capital Association (SAVCA)
- Barlow Manilal, CEO, Technology Innovation Agency
- Dr Thulani Dlamini, CEO, CSIR

 

11h30 – 12h15 INSIGHT: NAVIGATING YOUR STARTUP TO EXPONENTIAL GROWTH

Speakers:
- Zachariah George, Co-Founder and Chief Investment officer, Startupbootcamp
- Francisco Palao Reinés, Vice Chairman, Open ExO
- Brett Commaille, Founder and Lead Partner, AngelHub Ventures, Author @
VentureBurn
- Yusuf Khan, CEO, MCX Technologies
- Ariel Sumeruk, CEO, Conversion Science
- Samantha Perry, Co-Founder, WomeninTechZA
- Dr Jacques Ludik, Chairman & Founder, Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa

 

14h00 – 14h45 DISCUSSION: THE ABCS OF AI - DEFINING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Speakers:
- John Kamara, Founder, Jamborow, Nigeria
- Dr Jacques Ludik, Chairman & Founder, Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa
- Chris Currin, Founder, With Intelligence
- Steve Burke, CEO, DigiBlu
- Khutso Ngoasheng, Manager of Science Processing, SA Radio Astronomy Observatory

 

Africa Tech Awards

African Artificial Intelligence Pioneer And Cortex Logic CEO, Dr Jacques Ludik, Awarded AI Leader Of The Year.

http://pr.africannewsagency.com/general/African-Artificial-Intelligence-Pioneer-And-Cortex-Logic-CEO-Dr-Jacques-Ludik-Awarded-AI-Leader-Of-The-Year-9687832?fbclid=IwAR0eq-3mZd5C40eNYDjvjuxXSi3Y_sg8uAyI9Cxayagjd45olIgMXjBLOoQ

South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions veteran and founder of Cortex Logic, awarded premium accolade at Africa’s Tech Week event, underlying a life dedicated to AI and Data Science Innovation.

Dr Ludik is an African based smart technology entrepreneur and Artificial Intelligence investor / AI ecosystem builder, holds a PhD in Computer Science and has amassed 25+ years’ experience in the study and exploitation of AI & Data Science in real world applications. Ludik was formally a founder of Bennit AI, Mosaic, SynerG and CSense Systems, the latter being Africa's first AI company sold to General Electric in 2011.Over his career Jacques has published a wide range of papers on AI, Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and Data Science and is a big supporter of AI for social good. He is currently Founder & CEO of Cortex Logic and Founder & President of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA).

Dr Jacques Ludik said, “It’s such an honor to receive any award and this one is special because it comes at a time when AI is moving beyond the hype and into the realm of real world application both in the Enterprise and society in general.” 

Ludik went on to say, “My current focus is two-fold; at Cortex Logic we are now building a series of products and platforms embracing all aspects of Artificial Intelligence to help businesses solve complex business problems using the power of machine learning, deep learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data & Analytics. At the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa we are building a community that aims to leverage AI for social good, education and transformative change in wider African society. It’s been a passion of mine for many years and there has never been a better time for young engineers, entrepreneurs, business & governments to begin their journey into the 4th Industrial Revolution.”

Ludik concluded, “Every sector of society and commerce will be impacted by AI and I cannot wait to see what the future holds. However, we have some key challenges to solve around the ethics and impact AI will have on society so it’s imperative that we all begin to focus on this debate and how this smart technology era will be leveraged for positive change, growth and benefit for all. I look forward to the next 25 years of change and will continue to focus on the positive impact this could have not only in Africa but the entire world.”

 

90. Deep Learning in the Brain hosted by Cortex Logic, Cape Town, 28 February 2019

https://web.facebook.com/events/1196341650525158/

[Deep] Neural Networks have been inspired by the brain since their inception. They have become incredibly powerful and continue to leverage insights from neuroscientists. But how biologically plausible are deep learning algorithms really? Is this what the brain does? Are we missing something fundamental from our algorithms?

In this talk, Dr Sebastian Bodenstein and Talieson Beynon, core developers of the Wolfram Mathematica Deep Learning framework, will be presenting some work they have done in the domain of bio-plausible deep learning algorithms during the IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo 2019 (https://imbizo.africa).

Address for Cortex Logic Offices:
1st Floor, Liesbeek House
River Park, Liesbeek Parkway
Settlers Way
Mowbray, Cape Town
7705 South Africa

 

 

89. Dr Jacques Ludik on CNBC Africa, 26  February 2019

Dr Jacques Ludik on CNBC Africa, 26  February 2019

Dr Jacques Ludik CEO Cortex Logic and President of MIIA on CNBC Africa Closing Bell talking about the latest AI trends your business should know about.

Videohttps://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/2019/02/26/cortex-logics-jacques-ludik-on-the-latest-ai-trends-your-business-should-know/?fbclid=IwAR3-n9rPPOq8XSPlsZC2mZoI7z7tLJFBFgeARoYgZwBnT9wnFumZOR__F2o

YouTubehttps://youtu.be/KFJzRA1GRgo 

 

88. AI + Blockchain + Impact Training Course, 26 & 27 February (Johannesburg) & 5 March (Cape Town) 2019

 

AI + Blockchain + Impact Training Course, 26 & 27 February (Johannesburg) & 5 March (Cape Town) 2019

MIIA will be represented via Dr Jacques Ludik as one of the experts participating in this course.

https://blockchainafrica.co/ai-blockchain-impact-training/

THE COURSE

A practical, immersive and insightful training session on blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI), aimed at enterprises, non-profits, development organisations, government, corporates and investment firms.

Have you signed up yet for our hashtag#AI hashtag#Blockchain hashtag#Iot hashtag#satelliteimagery for Impact courses? They will be immersive learning experiences with (completely approachable) lectures, design thinking sessions and 1-on-1 time with experts such as Sharron L McPhersonEkow DukerAnnabel DallamoreMonica SingerJacques Ludik & more. This is your chance to figure out how these emerging technologies can be used to increase your organization's social and environmental impact. These trainings are the first of their kind globally. Join us in Joburg on the 26th & 27th of Feb and in Cape Town on the 5th of March.

 

87. Channel Africa - The African Perspective with Dr Jacques Ludik, 13 February 2019

Channel Africa - The African Perspective with Dr Jacques Ludik, 13 February 2019

Cortex Logic on Channel Africa - February 2019
Dr Jacques Ludik, Founder & CEO, Cortex Logic
Video: https://youtu.be/f5VVKJIdQmI 

Catch CEO of Cortex Logic, Dr Jacques Ludik, LIVE on Channel Africa Today at 10:30 am #DSTV channel 802 
#CortexLogic #Ai #Technology #africa #ChannelAfrica

 

86. YPINAI Mentorship live streaming session with Dr Jacques Ludik, 20 January 2019

YPINAI Mentorship live streaming session with Dr Jacques Ludik, 20 January 2019

Dr Jacques Ludik has participated in a live streaming session to an African audience, hosted by Young Pharmacists in AI (https://twitter.com/yp_in_ai) - Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning for Young Pharmacists in Africa (In God we trust, everyone else must bring Data. Major partner of Data Science Nigeria)

 

85. IBRO-SIMONS Computational Neuroscience Imbizo, Cape Town, 7-28 January 2019

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IBRO-SIMONS COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IMBIZO 
#isiCNI2019

7 - 28 January 2019, Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
Website: http://imbizo.africa/
 
The #isiCNI2019 is a southern hemisphere summer school aiming to promote computational neuroscience in Africa. It will bring together international and local students under the tutelage of the world's leading experts in the field. Like its international sister courses, this three-week summer school aims to teach central ideas, methods, and practices of modern computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on project work. Mornings will be devoted to lectures on topics across the breadth of experimental and computational neuroscience. The rest of the day will be spent working on research projects under the close supervision of expert tutors and faculty. Individual research projects will focus on the modelling of neurons, neural systems, behaviour, the analysis of state-of-the-art neural data, and the development of theories to explain experimental observations.

Who should apply?
This course is aimed at Masters and PhD level students through Honours or Postdoctoral students may also apply. Students should have sufficient quantitative skills, (e.g. a background in mathematics, physics, computer science, statistics, engineering or related field). Some knowledge of neural biology will be useful but not essential. Experimental neuroscience students are encouraged to apply but should ensure that they have a reasonable level of quantitative proficiency (i.e. at least second-year level mathematics or statistics and have done at least one course in computer programming).

Essential details
* Fee (which covers tuition, lodging, and meals): 1100 EUR
Thanks to our generous sponsors, significant financial assistance is available to reduce and waiver fees for students, as well as to provide some travel bursaries. If you are in need of financial assistance to attend the Imbizo, please state so clearly in the relevant section of your application.
 
* Application deadline: 24th July 2018
* Notification of results: End of September 2018

Information and application
http://imbizo.africa/
 
 
What is an Imbizo?
\ɪmˈbiːzɒ\ | Xhosa - Zulu
A gathering of the people to share knowledge.

FACULTY
Adrienne Fairhall - Washington University
Peter Latham - University College London
Demba Ba - Harvard University
Sophie Deneve - Ecole Normale Superieure
Ila Fiete - University of Texas
Blake Richards - University of Toronto
Timothy Lillicrap - Google DeepMind
Joseph Raimondo - University of Cape Town
Srikanth Ramaswamy - EPFL Lausanne
Athanassia Papoutsi - IMBB-FORTH
Tim Vogels - University of Oxford
Byron Yu - Carnegie Mellon University
Misha Tsodyks - Weiszmann Institute of Science
Andrew Trevelyan - Newcastle University
  
Organisers
Alex Antrobus (Gatsby Unit, UCL)
Christopher Currin (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

DIRECTORS
Peter Latham (Gatsby Unit for Computational Neuroscience, UCL, UK)
Joseph Raimondo (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Tim Vogels (University of Oxford, UK)

Sponsors
The isiCNI is made possible by the generous support from the Simons Foundation (https://www.simonsfoundation.org) and IBRO, the International Brain Research Organisation (http://ibro.info)
 
Organizational Affiliates
University of Cape Town, University College London, University of Oxford, TReND in AfricaCNCBGatsby Foundation, IBRO African Center for Advanced Training in Neurosciences at UCT