TODAY: Invitation to an ICTP QLS-AP Webinar Colloquium by Pete Warden (Google) on "How TinyML Could Help Developing Countries" at 16:00 hrs (CET)

ICTP Director director at
Tue Oct 13 09:21:46 CEST 2020

Dear All,

You are most cordially invited to an ICTP QLS-AP Colloquium by Pete 
Warden on "How TinyML Could Help Developing Countries".

*Pre-registration* is required at the following url: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing 
information about joining the webinar.
Should you not be able to join the Webinar, the Colloquium is also 
available in live streaming at: <>

Live screening in the Budinich Lecture Hall will be set up as well. Due 
to the safety measures that are in place, a maximum of 70 participatns 
can attend by keeping distances and wearing a mask.

*Biosketch: *Pete Warden is Lead of the TensorFlow Mobile/Embedded team 
at Google. He was senior engineer at Apple and CTO of Jetpac. He is the 
author of the Data Source and of the TinyML handbooks for O'Reilly.

*Abstract: *Machine learning on embedded hardware is a new field that's 
only beginning to be used in the developed world, but it has some 
characteristics that may make it particularly appropriate for developing 
countries. The hardware and software required to train students, advance 
research, and build products is much cheaper than the equivalents for 
Cloud ML, and since the devices don't need reliable network or even 
mains power connections, they can be deployed almost anywhere. Pete 
Warden is the Technical Lead of the TensorFlow Micro open source project 
from Google, and has previously helped projects like Plant Village use 
on-device deep learning in West Africa. In this talk he'll introduce 
some of the possibilities that edge compute opens up for the world 
outside the West, and will be looking to learn from the audience what 
problems in their domains it might be applicable to.

The talk will be followed by a question/answer session.

For info, please check the following link:

We look forward to seeing you online!

With best regards,

Office of the Director, ICTP

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