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Meet the 13-year-old prodigy taking IBM and artificial intelligence by storm

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Read the full ABC article and watch the video interview to learn more about Tanmay and his work in the field of AI.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) recently profiled 13-year-old Canadian tech prodigy Tanmay Bakshi who started using computers at age five, launched his first app at age nine, and has been working with IBM’s AI and cognitive APIs for a couple of years now.

Tanmay is in a different league from the average pre-teen. In 2013, at age nine, he built “tTables,” an app to help kids learn multiplication which Apple’s App Store accepted after rejecting it three times. An incredible achievement for a child who loves to code but is largely self-taught.

ABC notes: “the Canadian teen has become a global force in programming and commands more than 20,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel that teaches computer coding.”

He is currently in Australia for the IBM Watson Summit, which brings together experts in artificial intelligence to discuss how the technology can help people and businesses in the future.

Photo: IBMer Ankita Kulkarni mentoring Tanmay Bakshi at the Toronto IBM Garage

You can also watch Tanmay’s video, “IBM Watson, Machine Learning: How to use the “Retrieve and Rank” service in IBM Bluemix”, one of 80 tutorials he has created and made available on the “Tanmay Teaches” YouTube channel.

 (Read the full ABC article and watch the video interview to learn more about Tanmay and his work in the field of AI.)

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Erin Franklyn

What a Gifted and Divine individual Tanmay is. Thank you Trips Reddy, for such a great post! Bless.

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