🌟 What we're about

We're here to help you understand and adopt AI.

At the Braneshop, we love all things AI. We spend our time bringing diverse people into the field, and removing the barriers for those that have faced them, so that the resulting technology better reflects our communities, and addresses all our needs.

We know that AI can be used for amazing things, but also that there are many problems and potential solutions that won't be discovered unless everyone is involved.

This is our vision: the powerful capabilities of AI in the hands of us all.

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 through a mix of theory and practice.

💬 What people are saying ...

About the 6-week techincal deep learning workshop

"The team at Braneshop create a learning environment that is such a pleasant contrast to anything I've experienced at university. Ruth and Noon, with the help of Esmeralda, create a safe and inclusive space to learn, free of pressure or judgement. Without scrimping on technical details, they manage to keep a lighthearted and humorous atmosphere — the jokes are terrible but I love them! I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is keen on exploring deep learning surrounded by an interesting and diverse group of people."

— Samantha Floreani - Code Like A Girl

"I couldn't recommend this workshop more to anyone wanting to get started with deep learning. It's fun, interactive and informative. Deep learning is a relatively difficult subject but Noon and Ruth make it easier to understand with lots of examples. I really appreciate their patience in explaining and helping people who have less technical background."

— Michelle Low - Zoho

"[...] It has been a great learning experience so far with Ruth and Noon who are fantastic in breaking down complex deep learning concepts into readily understandable form. They have provided specific direction on searching for relevant information regarding ML/DL. Besides, the workshop is very engaging and participative with lots of interactions between fellow participants. In addition to learning, it has been a fantastic opportunity to network with diverse community of participants. We have together designed a neural network for image classification and coded it in TensorFlow python which I am very happy about. [...] I am much more confident and comfortable with Machine Learning/Deep Learning contents now than I was before. I am looking forward to build machine learning models that [are] applicable for genomic analysis. "

— Himal Shrestha - PhD Student

About AI For Leadership

"I loved all the examples of AI in real life and I also found the activity of working through the framework as a team on the example we had. it has helped me understand the type of 'thinking' and 'questioning' that needs to take place specifically for AI that's different for other forms of tech. I also loved all the simple and powerful visual diagrams in the workshop content. [...] Personally I have a much greater understanding of AI and the role it can play in organisations and the opportunity ahead. Professionally I have more clarity on how to move forward with helping organisations adopt AI from a people change perspective."

— Leisa Hart - Adaptive Change Mindset

"It's been wonderful to spend more time with Braneshop and [...] learning about the different types of leaders out there wanting to tackle AI! [...] The first part was particularly great, going through at a fast pace the types of examples of different AI case studies, particularly the machine-vision ones [...]"

— Sarah Kaur - Portable

"It's given me a greater understanding of AI and the way I can implement it in my business including some of the challenges. [...] It really challenged me to think outside the square! There's a lot of thought that goes into designing an ai system which I was unaware of. From UX to the business side, a lot needs to be considered. The group exercises really helped break this down. "

— Damian D - Everline

🏝 Dive into a Workshop!

We have a two-pronged approach to AI education: technical and strategic. Below are our upcoming workshops that focus on these areas.

6 Week Technical Deep Learning Workshop

Starts on the 6th of Feb, 2020

A six-week hands-on deep learning workshop for those wanting to break into the AI industry.

AI For Leadership

Get On the 25th of November

Tailored to executives, startup founders, government, and leadership teams, looking to understand and adopt AI.


Are you interested in training your own team on an internal project? Is there an aspsect of AI or deep learning that you want to find out more about or specialise in? We can help! Let's have a chat over coffee!

🌈 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 new systems and processes.

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.

Technical Excellence

Programming is how we build deep learning networks, and as such we believe it is important to ensure that they way we write and structure the code is of a high quality. We spend a lot of time making sure that we communicate ideas in code through strong coding practices, which ensures that students have a strong foundation on which to build future projects.

🌅 Blog: Latest posts

Recent news and activity from the Braneshop — head over to the blog for more.