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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


#4 - Insights in AI and Data Science with Robert John (Chief Data Scientist at Versus, Google Developer Expert in ML and Google Cloud)

Welcome to another episode of "Insights in AI and Data Science" program where we get to get to learn from practitioners, researchers, enthusiasts nationally and internationally and know the thoughts on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and the potentials of these technologies for the African continent.

This episode features Robert John, the chief data scientist and Google Developer Expert (GDE) in Machine Learning and Cloud technologies, and in this episode, he discusses;

⚫ His career journey, troubles he faced and how he overcame them, 

⚫ The most important skills you need to succeed as a data scientist and machine learning engineer, 

⚫ The most important factors to consider in leveraging AI as a small company, 

⚫ And how AI can boost the growth of African countries including some brief case studies.

> Robert's Twitter

> Robert's LinkedIn

> Robert's Website (He has a new course on ML launching soon; register on the website)

> Learn from Robert's workshop on "Getting Started With Model Deployment" here.


Links to some resources mentioned by Robert in the show:

> Arxiv unofficial Twitter bot for learning about interesting AI papers and keeping track of relevant advances.

> Arxiv official website here.

> Google Cloud APIs here.

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> Some Previous "Insights in AI and Data Science" Episodes You May Like from Experts and Practitioners:

Episode 4 -  Sayak Paul, Google Developer Expert (GDE) in Machine Learning.

Episode 5 - with Aurélien Géron, Former YouTube Product Manager.

Episode 6 -  with Emmanuel Okorie, Data Scientist at Maon Technology, and Formerly at Carbon (PayLater).


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Till next time. Take care, and be safe. 💚💚

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