Meet the 13-year-old prodigy taking IBM and artificial intelligence by storm

Tanmay Bakshi fell in love with computers at five, released his first iPhone app at nine, and now at just 13 years old is working with IBM on artificial intelligence.The Canadian teen has become a global force in programming and commands more than 20,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel that teaches computer coding.He is currently in Australia for the IBM Watson Summit, which brings together experts in artificial intelligence to discuss how the technology can help people and businesses in the future. External Link: Tanmay Bakshi has established a popular YouTube channel to teach computer skills “If you think about it, really anything would fascinate a five-year-old, especially a computer,” Tanmay told News Breakfast.”Just looking at the colours change on screen or even displaying my name on screen, whatever it might be, as a five-year-old that really fascinated me.”Tanmay’s dad Puneet was a computer programmer and nurtured his son’s interest right from the beginning.”Even before he started going to school, we could see that there was something different going on,” he said.”At that time it was not very visible, but we knew there was something unique coming.”Tanmay names Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as an inspiration…


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