Tanmay Bakshi

Tanmay Bakshi

  • Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor
  • Tech Author - 'Hello Swift!'
  • AI Expert, TED & Keynote Speaker

Tanmay Bakshi is a 15-year-old Canadian. He's an Author, AI Expert, TED & Keynote speaker and Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor. Tanmay has addressed over 200,000 executives, developers and intellectuals worldwide at international conferences, universities & schools, financial institutions, and MNCs. The United Nations, KPMG, Linux Foundation, Apple, SAP, IBM, Walmart, Twilio, Institute of Internal Auditors, and HSBC are just some of the organizations he's keynoted at. Featured on the front page of The Vancouver Sun, he is pictured on stage doing what he loves to do - share his knowledge with the world, or in the Toronto Star, when he was 9, holding his iPhone with his very first app that he developed: tTables, as well as in Bloomberg Businessweek as a Young Entrepreneur, and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal just to name a few more.

His love for coding led him to create AskTanmay, which is the world's first IBM Watson-powered Natural Language Question Answering System. He strongly believes in open source technology and has therefore made his projects open source, so that developers from all over the world can add to them.

Tanmay's goal to help at least 100,000 aspiring coders in learning how to code has him doing countless workshops and seminars all across the globe. He also has a YouTube channel called Tanmay Teaches where he reaches out to the world and shares his research and knowledge with audiences of every age. He is the recipient of the Twilio Doer Award, Knowledge Ambassador Award, Global Goodwill Ambassador at LinkedIn, and IBM Champion for Cloud.

His desire to implement AI architectures led him to build numerous applications in fields ranging from finance to cybersecurity and education to music and entertainment. Notably, Tanmay's inclination towards implementing AI in the field of healthcare got him working on two of his main projects, which are very close to his heart - the first is focused on helping those with Rett Syndrome so they can "speak" through the detection and interpretation of EEG bio-signals through his machine learning algorithms. The second project focuses on suicide prevention through depression mitigation using Augmented Intelligence.

As a 15 year old, Tanmay loves to play table tennis, cricket, and enjoys biking when the Canadian weather allows for it. He also contributes his time as a Computational Thinking Coach at The 4th Industrial Revolution Organization, as the advisor and lead faculty at Grad Valley Data Science, and the host of his talk series, AI Cafe, and IBM's Watson Made Simple with Tanmay.

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