Fred Hollows Foundation

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All profits that Jeremy is making from the Deep Learning Part 1 Certificate Course are being donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation. The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development organisation working towards eliminating avoidable blindness. Approximately 3-4 million people in the world are unable to see due to cataract blindness, which is an avoidable form of vision loss. Thanks to the work of Fred Hollows and the Fred Hollows Foundation, cataract blindness can now be cured for as little as $25.00 per eye. As we continue to improve computer vision through deep learning, we strongly encourage everyone in this community to help put an end to avoidable blindness by donating to the Fred Hollows Foundation.

There are a number of reasons that this cause has been chosen for this class:

  • We're learning how to let computers see; so let's also help people see :)
  • There is perhaps nothing more impactful than giving a blind person back their sight - so this cause makes a huge difference
  • Millions of people are impacted, mainly in the poorest parts of the world, who most need our help
  • $25 to restore sight is a lot of bang for your buck!

If you end up making some money by using what you've learnt in this class, perhaps you would consider committing some of it to the Fred Hollows Foundation?