We Face Forward

on Jan 20, 2024 01:33 PM

We have an Indaba (gathering) ‘refresh meeting’ every year to reconnect and refocus as a group. This is the Indaba’s Indaba, and I get the chance to put forward a new vision for us as a working group each year. For 2023, we used Kwame Nkruma’s famous line from his 1960 speech, We face neither […]

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In 2023, we launched the Deep Learning Indaba’s newsletter Sauti Yetu | Our Voice. Each newsletter features progress updates from the organising committee, some recommendations for reading material and important dates for your diary. Notably, each newsletter also features a letter to the community, written by members of the community. These letters always carry a […]

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Kambule Doctoral Award The Kambule Doctoral Award, held in honour of one of South Africa’s greatest mathematician and teacher, Dr Thamsanqu W. Kambule, recognises  excellence in research and writing by doctoral candidates at African universities, in any area of computational and statistical sciences, and whose work demonstrates excellence through technical rigour, significance of contribution, and […]

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The Deep Learning Indaba is approaching very fast, and we are very excited to launch our second edition of the Ideathon! Each year brings new experiences to the Indaba. One of last year’s adventures was a new competition aiming at fostering innovation and building bridges across the continent. The Ideathon took shape to provide a […]

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Deep Learning Indaba 2023 What are the Kambule and Alele-Williams Awards? The Thamsanqa Kambule and Grace Alele-Williams Awards recognise and encourage excellence in research and writing by doctoral and master’s candidates, respectively, at African universities, in any area of computational and statistical sciences.  The Kambule Doctoral Award celebrates African research excellence: its recipients uphold Thamsanqa […]

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Deep Learning Indaba 2023 What is the Maathai Impact Award? The Wangari Maathai Impact Award encourages and recognises work by African innovators that shows impactful application (including but not limited to technical, societal,  environmental, and economic) of machine learning and artificial intelligence. This award reinforces the legacy of Wangari Maathai in acknowledging the capacity of […]

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the Indaba Awards 2023, a celebration of African research excellence and impactful work in Artificial Intelligence. The awards recognise the outstanding work of individuals, teams, and communities who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible and benefiting local communities across the continent through […]

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