Constraints inspire creativity in data science. Vukosi Marivate of the University of Pretoria talks about doing NLP with low-resource languages, and shares how a growing multinational collaboration is shaping the future of data science in Africa through innovation.  Link -> https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Data-Science-Mixer/Shaping-the-future-of-data-science-and-NLP-in-Africa-Vukosi/ba-p/778266

Dr Vukosi Marivate, ABSA UP Chair of Data Science, Data Science for Social Impact Research Group.  I started writing this post on my thoughts on Data Science and COVID-19 in South Africa while also co-organising and assisting at the International …

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TLDR: We collected and collated data from the South African Department of Health [DoH] and National Institute for Communicable Diseases [NICD] statements and alerts. From there we built a dashboard that you can access at https://bitly.com/covid19za-dash. In this post, we …

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Over the past 5 years or so, we have witnessed an exponential growth of what is commonly known as fake news to influence not only political discussions online but every aspect of our lives. Some might say that fake news …

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Through an NRF Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration grant, I was able to visit some collaborators in Sierra Leone. I got the opportunity to do 3 things.  Visiting Njala University I had a visit to Njala University to give 2 days …

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