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The African Data Scientist

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We tell the story of African data science and artificial intelligence (AI) potential. We feature interviews from experts within and outside Africa. We have discussions on topics related to data science, machine learning, statistics, artificial intelligence, all from a perspective of understanding th… read more


#6 - Dr Sebastian Raschka on how Africa can thrive in the age of AI and Data Science, AI and Data Science in the African educational ecosystem, how to write a good book on Machine Learning, and so on!

Welcome, listener! In this episode, we had an enjoyable conversation with Dr Sebastian Raschka. This episode is packed with a lot of expert insights from Dr Sebastian on;

⚫ How he was able to come up with the idea of writing the best-selling Python Machine Learning book and what it takes to write a good book.

⚫ How to learn Machine Learning and the various ways to contribute to open source early on in your career.

⚫ How Universities in Africa can successfully adopt Data Science and AI to their educational curriculum, and how they can skill-up their lecturers and professors in AI and Data Science.

⚫ How small research labs in Africa just starting out can contribute something worthwhile to the ML community.

⚫ His advice for people starting to apply AI and Machine Learning to solve society's most challenging problems.

⚫ Progress and promise of Deep Learning and AI in Computational Biology, graph neural networks, and all other exciting areas.

⚫ The things that are changing in the fields of Machine Learning and AI in the next 3 years and the qualities you will need to become a world-class researcher in the fields of AI and Machine Learning.

We hope you enjoy this episode!


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>  Website

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> (Africa's Online Data Science Competition Platform).

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