Data Science Nigeria: Non-profit initiative to host annual Artificial Intelligence for Financial Inclusion Summit and Bootcamp

The event themed, “New Algorithms for the Financially Excluded Segment” is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Data Science Nigeria will be hosting
its annual Summit and Bootcamp focused on the application of
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in financial inclusion strategy.

The summit will focus on understanding the financially excluded segment,
use of alternative data (geospatial, social media, mobile
footprint, psychographics) in developing credit risk scoring
algorithm, and building simpler AI-enabled financial delivery
interfaces.

The Summit is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 10
October 2018 at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos and with
the theme, “New Algorithms for the Financially Excluded Segment”.

This is a broad based stakeholder session focused on understanding
emerging trends and advanced data analytics use cases applied to
issues of financial inclusion.

Speakers include

Leading the plenary and discussions
are leading local and international experts like Adebisi Shonubi,
Dr (Mrs) Yinka David-West, Matt Grasser, Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, Ekow Duker,
Olu Akanmu, Dr Jacques
Ludik, Dele Adeyinka, Aderemi Atanda, Omokehinde Adebanjo, Karim Beguir, and Dr Emmanuel Doro.

The one-day Summit will be followed by a five-day residential,
all-expenses-paid Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp and Hackathon on
emerging trends in machine learning and deep learning between 10
and 14 October 2018.

The intent of the bootcamp and hackathon is to
build world-class capacity in advanced data analytics, upskill
financial inclusion data analysts and researchers in emerging best
practices, and to support the development of contextually relevant
algorithm and tech innovation.

The bootcamp will include
face-to-face teaching, virtual online classes, and a hands-on
hackathon using the Kaggle.com platform. An ongoing pan-Nigeria selection
competition will select the 150 best-performing
students/researchers/practitioners that will be accepted into this
free bootcamp.

The bootcamp will also serve as the final test of
the Inter-Campus Machine Learning Competition, sponsored by
BlueChip Technologies as part of its 10th anniversary celebration.
Over 10,000 students from 90 universities and polytechnics
participated in the preliminary phase.

Partners for the summit include Microsoft, BlueChip Technologies, Terragon Group, AXA Mansard,
FCMB, InstaDeep AI, ProShare Nigeria, The Guardian, Guardian TV,
OneFi, KPMG, Pulse.ng, TechNext.ng and Zindi South Africa.

Participation in
the one-day summit is free and interested participants are required
to pre-register at here while the 5-day AI bootcamp is based on
pre-competition qualification here.

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