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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


#8 - Lessons Learned from Becoming an AI Entrepreneur with Ankur A. Patel

Becoming an AI entrepreneur is a very tricky endeavor and hence why you need to listen to this episode with Ankur A. Patel, an experienced AI entrepreneur.

Ankur A. Patel is currently the co-founder of a stealth-mode startup and the co-founder and managing partner at River AI Consulting, a boutique AI consulting practice to help organizations design and execute data strategies involving data science, machine learning, and data engineering. The portfolio includes work in computer vision, natural language processing, data normalization, anomaly detection, clustering, recommender systems, and predictive modeling.

You'll learn;

✅Ankur's career journey from college to co-founding AI startups and the most important difference between AI entrepreneurship and mainstream technology entrepreneurship.

What made Ankur write the best-selling book "Unsupervised Learning with Python" and why he thinks unsupervised learning will gain more relevance than supervised learning soon.

Ankur's thoughts on what it takes to build an AI startup and lessons he has learned from building AI startups and things that can be done differently.

His best practices for building great machine learning products from unlabeled data.

✅ How to identify AI entrepreneurial opportunities and rule of thumb to identify problems that can be solved with AI.

✅ How African problem solvers can take advantage of the data (and potential for data) to solve problems for African and the key things to take note of like data governance and so on.

✅ How African problem solvers can come up with data and AI strategies that can help them effectively use these technologies to solve problems.

✅ Ankur's advice from a recruiter's perspective for people getting started in a career in Machine Learning and AI.

✅ Progress in applying AI with unlabeled data that entrepreneurs and practitioners should be aware of.

✅ Advice for problem solvers looking to apply unsupervised learning to solve real-world problems.

✅ What you should expect in the B2B space (business-to-business) with AI technology and intelligent document processing as a crucial technology for enterprise development.



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Learn from Ankur's workshop with our community on "Building Great Machine Learning Products With Unlabeled Data" here.



You can purchase Ankur's best-selling book  "Hands-On Unsupervised Learning Using Python: How to Build Applied Machine Learning Solutions from Unlabeled Data" by clicking here.  Any purchase you make will support the efforts of the community. 💚💚


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