INTRO TO DEEP LEARNING: Spotlight on Deepfakes


So what exactly is deep learning? How does it work? And most importantly, why should you even care?

Deep learning is an artificial intelligence function that imitates the human brain in processing data and creating patterns for use in decision making.

During our tech talk we will explore Deep Learning and the rise of Deepfakes. A technique for human image creation based on artificial intelligence. Deepfakes are used to combine and cover existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique known as generative adversarial network. The ability of AI to fabricate apparently real footage of people is a growing problem with implications for us all. There are videos on the internet that show people doing things they never did. Real people, real faces, close to photorealistic footage; entirely unreal events.



9:00am - 9:15am: Arrivals
9:15am - 9:35am: Deepfakes and their potential impact on consumers by Erik Moltgen
9:35am - 10:05am: Intro to Deep Learning by Tarun Sukhani
10:05am-10:35am: The Tech Behind Deepfakes by Samer Sallam
10:35am - 11:00am: Discussion on opportunities and threats brought by Deepfakes

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested to learn more about Deep Learning, or kickstart a career as a Data Scientist.
  • Students
  • Data Analysts
  • Developers
  • Business Owners
  • Engineers
  • Product Architects
  • Entrepreneurs or any individual who wishes to leverage on powerful Deep Learning tools to add value, wherever they are.

The event is hosted in conjuction with AI & Data Week 2019

About the Speakers

Erik Moltgen | CMO and Branding specialist

Before serving as the CMO for iTrain Asia, Erik (MBA) worked with global brands such as Tropicana, Lipton Ice Tea (PepsiCo), Cadbury (Mondelez), Johnnie Walker (Diageo), and Sunway here in Malaysia, leading 360 marketing campaigns. He is a Digital Utopist with a deep interest in all things AI, in particular their impact on consumers.

Prior to this, he was based for 8 years in London, working at a UK top-25 digital agency specialising in design & build, heavy systems integration and "big" data analytics.

Tarun Sukhani | IT Entrepreneur

Tarun Sukhani is a business and IT professional with more than 20 years of experience working in multinational companies in the US, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Actively involved in Web-scale and Data Product Software Development across a variety of industries, he has held a number of different senior development and executive positions including that of CIO/CTO, director, and board member.

He has conducted training as well as facilitated training workshops in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and various other Asia Pacific countries, focusing in areas of project management, consulting, leadership and strategic management, security, teamwork and other soft skills in addition to Enterprise Computing/Programming, Software Architecture, Big Data, Data Science, and Machine Learning. He is highly energetic and has a strong passion for developing people.

Muhammad Samer Sallam | AI Developer and Trainer

Samer has been working in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning since 2014.
He has worked in Rachis Systems Sdn. Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During his job, he led multiple projects in the field of computer vision using machine learning algorithms and network routing protocol optimization using meta-heuristic optimization algorithms. Now Samer works in Quaking Aspen, Dublin, Ireland to develop a web application for social network and social content analysis using machine learning and deep learning algorithms.

In the research field, the main research interest of him is deep learning algorithms in medical image analysis. At the beginning of 2018, Samer started his master research in the field of computer engineering (artificial intelligence) where he is working on diabetic retinopathy detection from fundus images using the state of art algorithms in the field of deep learning.
As a trainer Samer conducted more than fifteen training sessions and talks in 2018 about artificial intelligence and data science. He taught Python programming language for beginner and advanced levels. Also, he taught how to use Python advanced modules topic like Tensorflow from google and Pytorch from facebook for deep learning applications, NLTK and spacy for natural processing, and other data science libraries.

About iTrain

iTrain provides high quality IT training solutions in various technology training products and certification.

Established and managed by experienced trainers, our vision is to revolutionize the training industry in the Asia Pacific region starting with Malaysia by making training more affordable, enjoyable and practical in terms of real world usage and localized content.

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