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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


#3 - Insights in AI and Data Science with Rising Odegua (Data Scientist and Researcher at Data Science Nigeria)

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 Rising Odegua, a data scientist and researcher at Data Science Nigeria (DSN) 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.

> Rising's Twitter:

> Rising's LinkedIn:

> Learn from Rising's workshop on "Optimal Model Improvement With Data Preprocessing and Feature Engineering Workshop" here.


Links to some resources mentioned by Rising in the show:

> Rising is the creator of the open-sourced Datasist library. Check it out here.

> Two-Minute Papers on YouTube for keeping yourself up-to-date in the field.

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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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