How to use crowdsolving against Africa’s challenges? (with Celina Lee, Zindi)
April 25, 2020
In this episode, we connect the dots with crowdsolving.
The African tech ecosystem is actively gaining momentum of data and artificial intelligence movement. Andela demonstrates an incredible potential of local tech talent, AI Saturdays in Nigeria set a record in numbers of visitors, talented engineers and scientists become involved in hackathons and AI initiatives against social challenges.
Today’s conversation with Celina Lee from Zindi Africa. Celina has spent over a decade in international development. Now she leads a data science competition platform that uses hackathons to solve the most pressing challenges through the machine learning and AI community. To date, they have involved over 10.000 scientists (over 12000 to date of our talk). Celina believes, that there is an incredible potential of African tech talent, which is hungry to being involved in something that matters.
We talk about Zindi’s Story, crowdsolving as a method and approach to solve problems in scale, data science competitions, african tech talent and similarities between African and Latin American continent.
Topics & timeline
Data science competitions
How to gather 10.000 data scientists in Africa
Tech / AI movement in Africa
Uncertainty and creativity
From Africa to Latin America
Growing digital citizens and awareness
Becoming a young data scientist
and much more
This episode is related to collaborative action, AI and technology.