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Are you an IT teacher eager to add more content to your cursus? Together with Cronos, we have set up a series of workshops that can complete the training you offer to your students to help them become better developers. Have a look at the list hereunder and get in touch with us to schedule your session!

These sessions are free and can be organized either in person or remotely.

AI is increasingly being deployed on the edge instead of in the cloud. Implementing AI algorithms on-device requires specific knowledge of the hardware architecture were the algorithm will be deployed on. AI models designed for the edge use specific design techniques like quantisation and pruning to shrink down the model with minimising accuracy loss.

Recently lot’s of technology vendors created Edge AI Hardware that simplified the development of AI prototypes running on the edge. In this course we wil explain the what, why and how of edge computing. Using Python and Tensorflow-Keras, we will go through the entire design flow to create an AI model ready for the edge.

We will create a demo able to run on the Google Coral, a piece of prototyping hardware designed by google to implement Edge AI in the field.

After a general theoretical Edge AI introduction, the students will code along us using python and Keras to create an AI model ready for the edge.

Unlike virtual reality, where a complete virtual world is created, augmented reality is a kind of extension of reality through technology. Meanwhile, AR has also been on a serious advance since the arrival of ARKit and ARCore.

The phenomenon of virtual reality is just as hype and with the introduction of the Oculus Rift several companies have also started using VR for their business. Already in 2014, Volvo launched the test drive without a car using an Oculus Rift. The car manufacturer put the headlines together with Google to find out how they could simulate the best experience of a test drive, without actually using the car. 

“It is a matter of thinking ‘out of the box’. If you can create an almost-real experience, you give the consumer a unique experience that can be decisive for a purchase decision ” 

Augmented Reality has already had its influence in the business world. For example, Vuzix already worked with Airbus to make the process of building an Airbus more efficient through Smart Glasses. When wearing these Smart Glasses, relevant information is displayed when installing the cabin. They also enable the wearer to work very precisely when it comes to placement. 

The following topics will be discussed:

  • What is Augmented Reality?
  • Why should we need it?
  • AR hardware vs. Mobile AR
  • Platform comparison ARCore vs ARkit
  • Possibilities now vs future
  • Use cases
  • Success stories

Virtual reality is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of this virtual world or is immersed within this environment and whilst there, is able to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions. It is the creation of a virtual environment presented to our senses in such a way that we experience it as if we were really there. 

The technology is becoming cheaper and more widespread. Not only Zuckerberg is working on the democratization of VR. Due to the decline in the prices for the headsets, the new tracking possibilities and the social VR functionalities, a new wind is blowing through the VR landscape. 

We see already that different companies are using Virtual reality is not only used for gaming buth also for other use case like :

  1. HR: In the application phase, Virtual reality can be very practical as a visualization and what the job will involve for the applicant. 
  2. Sales: Huge machines such as pitchers are difficult to take to the customer as a demo. Virtual reality can pull the customer over the line thanks to a virtual demo. 
  3. After sales & remote support: To be able to recognize objects from a machine built by a customer and to provide remote support for them. Here also augmented reality can help. 

The following topics will be discussed:

  • What is Virtual Reality?
  • Why should we need it?
  • VR hardware Comparison(Oculus/HTC Vive)
  • Platform comparison(Unity vs Unreal)
  • Possibilities now vs future
  • Use cases
  • Success stories 

The course  is divided into two main parts to give students a full understanding of quantum computing.

  1. From Newton to Quantum (1 hr)
    Before we talk about quantum computing, it’s nice to know a bit about quantum mechanics. This talk introduces quantum mechanics to laymen by following history and seeing how our classical understanding of the universe was replaced by quantum physics. This is the perfect introduction to ‘Intro to Quantum Computing’
  2. Intro to Quantum Computing (1 hr)
    Quantum Computing promises to change our world in the same way regular computing did by performing calculations no ordinary computer would even dream of. But how do these machines work exactly? What problems are we going to solve (or create!)? And most importantly: how far are we from the ‘quantum future’? All these questions will be answered in this math-free introduction to quantum computing!

Due to the experimental nature the interactive element of this course is somewhat minimal. However, talking is frequently interrupted by short videos and small demonstrations (demonstrating probabilities with coin flips, waves vs particles using a glass of water, etc.)

AI is perhaps one of the biggest buzzwords of the past few years, but few people remember that this is not the first time AI has become hugely popular. In fact, AI has pretty much been around for as long as computers themselves!
Last time though, AI was unable to fulfill the hype, leading to many claims that ‘Computers will never be able to do X’. Today, many of these claims have been proven false, as computers are now performing tasks we once thought to be impossible.
So what changed? This talk dives into the history of AI, how the current AI revolution is different from the last one and what we might expect in the (near) future.

This session focuses more on thought provoking demo’s showcasing the potential of machine learning.

This hands-on session focuses on accessible AI tools and services that can be used by pretty much anyone without requiring in-depth technical expertise. Learn how to classify social media comments based on positivity, recognise objects in images, build voice-assisted chatbots and more through use-cases and applications!

This hands-on introduction alternates short theoretical introductions to AI, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, NLP, etc. with hands-on demonstrations of each technology.

Python is perhaps the most user friendly programming language, which is exactly why it is now being used by all kinds of people that want to do stuff with code without the usual learning curve associated with learning how to program.
This hands-on session, loosely based on the hit book ‘automate the boring stuff with python’, shows how you can use the power of python to make your life easier than ever. After this session, you will understand why python is loved by everybody from home automation hobbyists to AI and even Quantum Computing experts!

This hands-on session is mostly focused on solving problems using python libraries. Students are first shown the very beginnings of python programming, which usually takes about 1-2 hours, and then shown several challenges which they have to complete using the skills they have been shown.

Chatbots, personal assistants, voice assistants, conversational interfaces… are getting more popular every day. Certainly with the rise of bot platforms, like Facebook Messenger, Slack, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, bots are becoming more common and more accessible to users all over the world. But how does a chatbot work? What is possible today? Do you need technical expertise to build a chatbots?

Oswald is a powerful chatbot platform to develop, configure, integrate, analyse and maintain chatbots. In this workshop we will give you an overview about the current state of chatbots, the features and functionalities in the Oswald chatbot platform and you get free access to the platform to get a chance to build your very first Oswald chatbot!