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Prof. Ulrich Paquet

South Africa

Senior Resident Researcher

Prof. Ulrich Paquet, the Director of AIMS South Africa, holds a PhD in Machine Learning from the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory and previously worked at several tech companies such as Microsoft, where he co-developed the core of Xbox recommender system, a startup VocallQ and Apple post VocalIQ’s acquisition.

He is a South African artificial intelligence and machine learning veteran, with over 20 years’ experience and holds a dual position as a Research Scientist at Deepmind, the world’s leading centre for research in artificial intelligence.

He is the co-founder of “The Deep Learning Indaba”, an organisation whose mission is to strengthen machine learning and artificial intelligence in Africa. To date events have been organised in 33 African countries.

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