AI for Good: Building AI Systems for Fun and Profit, and Advancing Accessibility

Le Wagon, 97 Durham Avenue, Cape Town, 7925

Join us for a two-part event showcasing AI's positive impact. The first talk explores real-world AI applications and offers guidance on building such systems. The second talk focuses on Google's TensorFlow.js, which can transform eye sight testing in remote areas with limited healthcare access.

Jul 20, 2023, 4:00 – 6:00 PM


Key Themes

AIMachine LearningTensorFlowTensorFlow js

About this event


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.

It will introduce the audience to TensorFlow.js, a powerful machine learning library that brings the power of artificial intelligence to JavaScript developers and highlight its unique features. It will also discuss its compatibility with web technologies, making it an ideal choice for building web applications.

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



Thursday, July 20, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM UTC


  • Alex Conway



  • Siso Ngqolosi


    Mobile Developer


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Le Wagon Cape Town


  • Ugo M

    GDG Organizer

  • Siso Ngqolosi


    GDG Organizer

  • Onesmus Maenzanise

    APS Holdings

    GDG Organzier


    University of the Western Cape

    GDG Organizer

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