🌟 About

We help individuals and organisations understand and adopt artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and related technologies.

We specialise in teaching these techniques in an intuitive and hands-on way. Our workshops are organised in a group setting and learning takes place by a mix of theory and practice.

🏝 Workshops and Courses

» AI For Leadership (read more)

In this one-day intensive session, we will cover everything that you need to know in order to build AI into your business. This course is for those looking to: build an internal AI capability, engage a consultancy to build an AI product, or for those wanting an understanding of best-practice AI adoption.

Agenda

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» 6 Week Workshop on Deep Learning (read more)

Over 6 weeks, we will work with you to support you building your own deep learning models that to solve problems across typical domains for deep learning such as computer vision and natural language processing.

We will begin with the fundamentals: Where is deep learning appropriate, what is the best ways to think about it intuitively.

Our driving example will be the autoencoder: an idea that unifies many important concepts in deep learning.

We will progress, through a series of hands-on projects and exercises, cementing the knowledge we gain each week, working our way towards implementing our own deep learning models, and training them, in TensorFlow and the Google CoLaboratory.

In order to support learning and development, we provide "office hours", twice per week, for a total of 2 hours, to allow for a supportive environment to complete assigned homework and gain further understanding.

Essential details
Duration 6 weeks
Tuesdays: 4pm-7pm sharp.
Costs $1,080* per person.
Location Fitzroy
Dates/Tickets Mid-July 2019, TBC, please subscribe to the newsletter announcements.
Requirements A laptop.
Prerequisites Take our Python Quiz on Google Forms
You should answer at least 70% of the questions in this quiz correctly.

*Scholarship

There is a crisis of diversity within field of AI. In response to this issue, we are supporting up to 10 diversity tickets, which are discounted down to $540 per person, to improve the representation of marginalised and under-represented groups.

Applications to this scholarship for the next workshop will open soon; please subscribe to the newsletter for announcements.


» Technical Deep Learning Workshop (read more)

A specialised deep learning workshop targetted at the kinds of problems your organisation is interested in. Get in contact for details.

🌈 Our Values

"AI has the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, it is created by everybody.” ~ Jane Jacobs (She said "cities" instead of "AI", but it's well-expressed!)

Empathy & Ethics

The software we write and algorithms we deploy will affect people. We aim to be aware of potential impacts and create a culture of empathetic ethical engineering.

Community & Diversity

We want to create a positive impact in our local community. We believe that change is best driven locally, upwards.

Empowerment

Skills allow for empowerment and can yield independence. By building technical skills, we hope to enable others to make the kind of change they want to see; change that benefits them and their community.

Happiness

Learning should be fun! We want people to come away from this workshop feeling excited, happy and motivated to implement technology systems.

Adaptability

Each group of people comes to the Braneshop with different skills, interests and abilities. We aim to be adaptable to the groups we get, to engage with each individual on a personal level, and present the material in a way that is meaningful, relatable and intuitive.