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One word to describe this month: Serendipity

Hey There! 
👋It's me, Sigil! Thanks to The Knowledge Society, I have completely flipped my life around 😎From meeting Google's Director of Applied AI and attending EY Entrepreneur of the Year on behalf of The Globe 🌎, to teaching an AI to see 🧠, October has been a month of 🚀grinding and incredible personal development! 😆
Meeting Google's Director of Applied AI | Scott Penberthy
Unreal experience speaking with Google's Director of Applied Artificial Intelligence. Scott Penberthy went to MIT at the age of 16 which is way ahead of where I am now! I have to catch up and surpass Scott 😉For the first time, I got a taste of intellectual conversations- ones that the smartest people in the world have. We discussed philosophy, exponential technologies, mental models, and many deep topics that I rarely scratch upon in the surface level conversations that everyone has every day. 
Ontario Entrepreneur of The Year
Thank you so much, Sean Stanleigh, from The Globe and Mail for sponsoring my seat at Ontario's Entrepreneur of The Year Award Ceremony! Sitting in the same room and listening to some of the best entrepreneurs in Canada has been an amazing, inspirational experience that fueled the entrepreneurial drive inside of me. Big things are coming very soon 😉
TechTO | October
I had the incredible opportunity to network at Tech Toronto, a monthly conference with insights guessed it- Technology! Shout out to Carl Pigeon who is working on an autonomous aerial vehicle startup that is in the interview process for Y Combinator. After our discussion, I got super interested in Object Detection, a field of AI used to bring location-oriented vision to computers.
Using AI to Train Computers and Cars to See 
Using YOLO Object Detection to Give Computers Vision | VSauce Parody
This month, I dedicated myself to replicating YOLO (You Only Look Once), a state of the art object detection algorithm. In this video I demo YOLO and explain how it can be implemented into self-driving cars, allowing them to see! Growing up, I loved VSauce and was inspired to pursue the Sciences and Mathematics through Michael Stevens' engaging video format. I decided that to capture the same engagement that I loved, I should make my video a VSauce Parody. I also wrote a YOLO tutorial article that goes more in-depth into the code which I drew all the visuals for. Check both out!
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What's Next:
This month has been wild but Big things are coming in November! 🏅

🎤Speaking at Sourced Group about the future of AI and what it means for humanity to co-exist with AGI
🤖RBC Diversity Scholar for Toronto Machine Learning Summit
🚀Attending Move The Dial 
🔥Presenting on Object detection with YOLO 
🧠Launching DeepDev, a platform aiming to reinvent designing machine learning models
🦄3rd month at The Knowledge Society, a human accelerator and the worlds leading innovation program

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