Deadline to apply: January 15.
While Artificial Intelligence (AI) was once reserved for speculative sci-fi movies, it's now as real as life gets and here's one way how you can be a part of it. As Egypt’s first AI and Data Science Bootcamp, this unique event aims to accelerate growth by unlocking local talent and inviting Egyptians of all kinds into the world of machine learning and data science. Taking place at Downtown Cairo's Greek Campus, from 19th to the 23rd of January, attendees get hands-on mentorship from industry professionals to create real-life applications in less than a week using basic Python programming skills, as well as the opportunity to be enabled to secure a job in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.
The event is organized by Lyra, the first and leading Egyptian startup that nurtures and unlocks AI and Data Science talent to job opportunity. Joining them at the table is Cairo’s very-own dedicated applied AI community, Cairo AI. The code would not be complete without the AUC’s Access to Knowledge for Development (A2K4D) as a research partner, and the GrEEK Campus serving as the event's hosting partner, where all entities will work hand-in-hand to ensure that young Egyptians have a seat at the table.
As new jobs are being invented each day, more data scientists and AI engineers emerge, and will continue to emerge to fill the gap in the industry’s need for highly-skilled professionals. The event will explore five diverse tracks: Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision. Event speakers including but not limited to Mawdoo3’s Dr. Hussein Al-Natsheh, Vodafone’s Dr. Ahmed Roshdy, as well Datanest’s Head of Data Science Nabih Bawazir, in what can only be described as an AI and Data enthusiast’s dream come true.
Established by Egyptian data science talent enabler, Marc Banoub, Lyra’s focus is to solve the global gap in AI and Data Science talent by harnessing the local talent pool. The Egyptian startup currently stands at the forefront of technological advancement by enabling Egyptian youth to play a key role in shaping the future’s tech-based employment scene. Due to unfulfilled opportunities in the global AI and Data Science industry, Banoub got inspired by his own unemployment, being part as well as witnessing the challenge of tech companies in recruiting data scientists to start his own startup, Lyra, and lived to tell what the future holds at the RiseUp stage in 2019.
“In order to accelerate growth in the region’s deeply-rooted desire for knowledge and technology innovation, Lyra works to spread awareness, educate people and equip them with the tools necessary to be a part of the world’s future legion of tech pioneers, especially in AI and Data Analytics. The best way to fulfill our vision of a great future is by enabling top AI and Data Science talent in solving the world’s biggest challenges,” he says.
In a report by McKinsey Global Institute, 800 million people around the world will lose their jobs to automation by 2030, as AI takes the wheel to steer us into the next tech revolution. Several industry reports forecast the high adaptability of service and operational automation in a variety of industries, yet the public's opinion remains controversial when discussing the impact of AI on jobs. However, the numbers do not imply that those jobs will disappear but suggest that they could be replaced, as tech revolutions have always created more jobs than destroyed them.
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