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ZAYNAH BHANJI

Creator. Innovator. Changemaker.

Zaynah is a 16-year-old passionate about machine learning and virtual and augmented reality.

She began her journey developing neural networks at 13 and has been supported by companies like Google, CIBC, TD, Deloitte, and Microsoft. She has been speaking at leading conferences globally in places including Dubai, Poland, Toronto, San Francisco, and more. Zaynah is also a huge advocate for women and girls in technology, and speaks to many girls to inspire them to pursue their interests in a science or tech field. She has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2020.

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In the News

Toronto Star | Mississauga teen makes a name for herself in the tech world

Being the only girl alongside nine boys on your middle school robotics team might sound intimidating to some. But . . .

PKO Bank Polski | Zaynah Bhanji talks artificial intelligence & women in tech

In this interview, Zaynah talks about her work with artificial intelligence, as well as being a woman in the tech industry . . .

Mississauga News | Teenage virtual/augmented reality expert enjoys internship with CIBC

Zaynah Bhanji often gets a kick out of people's reactions when they find out she's only 14. The Mississauga teen . . .

Speaking Engagements

TEDx Talk | Solving Global Problems Using Emerging Technologies

Zaynah talks about her experience spending a week at a girls orphanage in India and how this motivated her to think about ways we can use emerging technologies to solve global problems.

C2 Montreal Keynote | Exploring Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision

In this keynote in front of over 4000 people, Zaynah talks about her experience working with artificial intelligence, showcases her projects, and dives into the subfield of computer vision.

YPO Montreal | Connecting Artificial Intelligence and Other Exponential Technologies

Zaynah believes that the full power of artificial intelligence can only be unlocked when we explore the intersections of AI with other exponential technologies including quantum computing and VR.

Projects

Longevitii

Falls are the #1 cause of fatal injuries for older adults in Canada. Longevitii leverages technology to predict and prevent falls from occuring.

Articulate

Communication is the top skill employers look for. Using VR and AI, Articulate is helping students and employees improve their oratory skills.

Vital

Vital improves the experience of teaching students about human body systems. Through augmented reality, Vital provides a more engaging way of learning.

Zaynah enjoys . . .

Mentoring

Zaynah is a mentor to women and girls in the areas of STEM. Zaynah regularly shares her time and knowledge through speaking at conferences and events and conducting one-on-one sessions. Zaynah also does reverse-mentoring, where she mentors executives in the areas of emerging technologies and marketing.

Music

Zaynah enjoys music and has been learning Indian classical singing from a very young age. Zaynah plays a number of instruments including piano, guitar and harmonium. Zaynah has been combining her passion for technology and music through producing the music and videos on her YouTube Channel.

Sports

Zaynah enjoys a variety of sports including competitive chess, table tennis, soccer, track and field, and cricket. Zaynah ensures sports are an integral part of her life, and maintains an active lifestyle all year round. Zaynah plays sports both for school and community teams, and enjoys spending time being active.

Service

Zaynah has been a volunteer in the community from the age of 8, and she continues to contribute her time and knowledge on a regular basis. Service trips in India and Pakistan, teaching emerging technology concepts to students in middle school, and helping seniors in the community are a few examples of Zaynah's service.