Tech to tackle teen suicide epidemic, TED Talk by 14 year-old, Tanmay Bakshi

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Tanmay Bakshi, began coding at the age of five and is among the youngest cognitive and cloud computing developers, building applications engineered to augment human capabilities via Deep Learning. Now 14, his passion for learning and sharing about numerous topics such as Cognitive & AI, Tanmay is transforming the way technology is used to overcome obstacles in various fields; mainly, healthcare and security. This is seen through his work towards healthcare technology, which aims at extending the capabilities of the disabled, and saving lives through AI and cognitive systems.
Tanmay realized that in order to prevent suicide, we need a better way of detecting patterns. For the last 3 years, Tanmay and his team have been developing an app that can pick up on irregularities in a person’s online behavior to build an early warning systems for at-risk teens. His hope is that this app will help get teens in distress the help they need, when they need it most.

We are so looking forward to welcoming Tanmay to the CIO Peer Forum stage to for a not-to-be-missed keynote presentation, Augmenting the World through Artificial Intelligence.

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