Head of IT and Principal Lecturer Farhad was invited as a speaker to the AI Global Bootcamp held at AUT recently.
Several speakers from the Microsoft MVP community and experts from academia and industry presented their work on trending areas of AI.
Farhad's talk was about using state-of-the-art high-performance computing platforms to enhance the performance of computing-intensive AI algorithms.
The presentation included a demo on the implementation of an image classification algorithm using deep learning on an off-the-shelf AI computing board.
It was followed by a Q&A session with interesting discussions around the topic. This work is a part of the joint project with academics at OPAIC and MIT. They received a best paper award for their publication in CITRNZ 2019, and recently secured a research funding for 2020.