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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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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