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Tanmay Bakshi - Deep Learning to Save Young Lives

Innovation Talks

Growing public attention places a spotlight on mental health issues, particularly in the young population. Tanmay Bakshi, Watson’s youngest AI developer, is leveraging cutting edge AI technology to diagnose early stage depression in youth. Bakshi describes his latest ambitious project, powered by deep learning, targeted at preventing teen suicide.

Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Keynote Theater, Mandalay Bay Ballroom
Wed (March 21), 12:30PM PT


Tanmay Bakshi

Algorithmist, Neural Network Architect, and Author, Algorithmist, Neural Network Architect, and Author

Tanmay, age 14, an IBM Champion and Honorary Cloud Advisor, began coding at the age of five. He is among the youngest cognitive and cloud computing developers who build applications engineered to augment human capabilities via deep learning. Over the last nine years, his passion for learning and sharing about numerous topics, such as cognitive computing and AI, has taught him how to best utilize and apply machine learning in fields ranging from banking and finance to healthcare, medicine, music, and chatbots. Tanmay is currently working to achieve his goal of inspiring and training 100,000 kids and novice developers through the books he's authoring and the tutorials on his YouTube channel. He is also developing a unique system for those with Rett Syndrome, so they can "speak" through the detection and interpretation of EEG signals analyzed by neural network systems.