Tanmay Bakshi, at the age of 18, has already spoken to over 150,000 people live worldwide about programming and its value for society.
His passion for programming began when he started coding at the age of five, where he fixed his schools computers. Today he builds applications engineered to augment human capabilities. He is an algorithm-ist specializing in neural-network architecture, a published author, AI keynoter and TED speaker, Visiting Faculty Member at Grad Valley Data Science, IBM Honorary Cloud Advisor and the host of IBM’s most popular Facebook Live Series called Watson Made Simple with Tanmay where he explains today’s most cutting edge technology in a way that people can understand and build themselves. His passion for learning and sharing through his YouTube channel, books, and other media has taught him how to best utilize and apply cognitive computing in fields ranging from banking and finance to healthcare and medicine to music.
Tanmay has already trained over 7,500 people of his initial goal of training 100,000 aspiring developers to create their own solutions. All of this has been done while finding time to work on the following two passion projects. The first is focused on helping those with Rett Syndrome so they can “speak” through the detection and interpretation of EEG signals analyzed by cognitive systems and the second focuses on suicide prevention through depression mitigation using AI.