World’s youngest IBM Watson developer to share insights at tech conference

Big Data

IT professionals and enthusiasts are looking forward to hearing 13-year-old technology prodigy Tanmay Bakshi when he delivers the keynote speech at the Big Data Ignite technology conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The said conference will run September 27-29 at the DeVos Place Convention Center.

Preferring to be called a software and cognitive developer, Tanmay Bakshi is an IBM Champion for Cloud and an Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor. Programming since the age of 5, he had his first iOS app, t Tables, accepted when he was 9 years old.

Bakshi has also created algorithms, and one of his most significant creations is the world’s first web-based NLQA (Natural Language Question Answering) System to be powered by IBM Watson. He is currently also working with his mentors from IBM and Walmart to create IoT-enabled devices and cognitive and neural network-based systems.

He will share his insights on artificial intelligence and its role in large-scale data analysis. The three-day conference brings together technology leaders and practitioners to focus on Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Cloud Computing with this year's theme, "The Age of Exponential Intelligence."

One of the directors of Big Data Ignite, Tuhin Mitra, said, "This year, the conference will explore how the next generation of artificial intelligence is created and applied, and its impact on organizations of all types and sizes.” The goal, he says, is to infuse local companies with information about the latest trends in these areas.





Photo by: Puneet Bakshi via Wikimedia Commons