KRISP at IndabaX Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Conference, South Africa 2019

The IndabaX is a means with which to experiment with the ways in which we strengthen African machine learning, artificial intelligence and its local communities. KRISP is a sponsor of the Deep Learning IndabaX 2019, 14 to 17 April, South Africa.

Program: Download program of IndabaX

Venue: All talks take place at the UNITE Building, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Dates: 14-17 April 2019

This year keynote speech is the Africa in AI — Followed by a Panel Discussion

This opening discussion will address Africa's impact on all things artificial intelligence. While many like panels tend to go with “AI in Africa” or “How can we grow machine learning in Africa”, we thought we would make Africa the defining term, to indicate that Africa has the control over AI. This also serves our narrative for the discussion: focusing on AI and its complexities from our African perspectives rather than Africa from an AI perspective.

We welcome a diverse and experienced group of people to introduce what AI means to them and how it is influencing our world. This includes some of our amazing speakers who will be joined by Prof. Francesco Petruccione, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Big Data and Informatics at UKZN, and Sicelukwanda Zwane, who is an MSc candidate with the CSIR at Wits focusing on the intersection of robotics and machine learning. Christopher Currin (PhD Computational Neuroscience at UCT) will be facilitating the panel to guide the conversation from introduction to impact.


A Hackathon will run on the 16 and 17 of April. Hosted in the LAN and Rooms 1, 2 and 3.

Indaba?? events are local versions of the Deep Learning Indaba, which will be held this year in Nairobi, Kenya.

News date: 2019-04-15


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira