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Pakistan has 6th largest population of the world with more than 25 million out of school children. More than 50 million children study in government schools where the quality of education is below average with no focus on developing 21st Century Skills.
In this talk, Ali Chaudhry will share his journey of starting a charity school in the slums of Islamabad when he was only 18. The challenges his team faced and how they overcame them. You will learn how his team is using technology to ensure checks and balances in day to day operations of the schools and how this model will be scaled to address the education emergency in Pakistan.
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Ali is a self-taught programmer, currently doing a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Education at University College London. His research focuses on applying human-centered learning science theories on Deep Reinforcement Learning algorithms. These days he's obsessed with GANs and Variational Autoencoders.