Thursday, September 27, 2018

Artificial Intelligence: Bluechip partners DSN on InterCampus machine learning competition - ITREALMS

Bluechip Technologies Limited, leading indigenous business applications, and data management solutions firm, has partnered with Data Science Nigeria (DSN) to sponsor the first-ever Inter-Campus Machine Learning competition powered to mark its 10th anniversary, reports ITREALMS.
Founder of DSN and MTN’s chief transformation officer, Bayo Adekanmbi, said the competition, which has ninety two (92) universities and polytechnics from all the states in Nigeria, is an attempt to increase local data science and artificial intelligence capacity and enhance the opportunities and employability of Nigerian students through an incentivized exposure to advanced knowledge in data science, which is now world’s number one career.
According to Adekanmbi, the competition is now entering the final stage in which the 75 top-performing students on the global data science platform will be invited to a five-day residential, all-expenses-paid training bootcamp in Lagos, 10-14 October 2018.
He said the five-day residential bootcamp will include face-to-face teaching, virtual online classes, and a hands-on hackathon using Distinguished data scientists from leading institutions like Google AI Lab, Stanford AI Research, GitHub and Bankable Frontiers Associates will facilitate the sessions.  
“The final winner will be determined after a very competitive hackathon on Nigeria-centric data to explore, extrapolate and explain emerging possibilities in financial inclusion algorithms,” he said.
Commenting on the milestone, Kazeem Tewogbade, managing director Bluechip Technologies Limited, stated that “Bluechip Technologies believes that the future of Nigeria is to have the cutting-edge knowledge, and we must proactively raise a world-class generation of machine learning experts who can create breakthrough solutions that will transform our country. And this starts by giving them the right knowledge before they leave their higher institutions."
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