0. Intro & Welcome
1. Building AI Systems for Fun and Profit - Alex Conway, Founder of NumberBoost
Artificial Intelligence is all around us and developing at a rapid pace. This talk will explore some real-world applications of AI and give some guidance on how to create such systems.
2.Advancing Accessibility: How Tensorflow.js and ML can Bridge the Gap in Remote Eye Care - Siso Ngqolosi
This talk will delve into the transformative capabilities of Google's TensorFlow.js and explore how it can revolutionize eyesight testing in remote areas where access to healthcare is limited.
Next, Siso will shed light on the challenges faced by individuals in remote areas who lack access to adequate healthcare facilities. The talk will highlight the importance of early detection and how AI/ML can bridge the gap by providing a means for remote eyesight assessment. Additionally, ethical considerations and limitations will be touched upon.
3. Networking & Discussion
This event is sponsored by Le wagon
Alex Conway has an actuarial science honours and a masters in statistics from UCT. He has won awards for AI systems from Mercedes-Benz, NTT Japan, Lloyd's London and others through his consulting company NumberBoost. Most recently he cofounded and exited AISupervision, a startup that uses AI to improve productivity in factories which was backed by YCombinator and other investors.
Originally trained as a Mechanical Engineer at the University of Cape Town, Siso transitioned into the tech industry after working as a consultant. This background brings a unique problem-solving approach to software development, ensuring efficient and robust solutions.
As an active member of the tech community, Siso thoroughly enjoys attending and organising developer meetups. Currently serving as an organising member of the Google Developer Group Cape Town, Siso actively contributes to fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration among fellow developers.
Driven by a desire to make a positive impact, Siso gravitates towards projects with a meaningful purpose. One notable project, buyly.co.za, exemplifies this passion. By helping South Africans save money on grocery shopping, Siso leverages technology to empower individuals and improve their everyday lives.
GDG Cape Town
University of the Western Cape