Big Data

Total 20 Posts

The benefits and risks of Big Data

How to ensure the benefits of big data outweigh the risks.

Tanzania is about to outlaw fact checking

Tanzania's government wants to make fact checking illegal.

These designers used data to create fashionable outfits

Three leading fashion designers from Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa were brought together by Siemens to create 12 outfits from data extracted from the cities of Nairobi, Lagos, and Johannesburg. The fashionable outfits which were designed by John Kaveke from Kenya, Zizi Cardow from Nigeria, and Palesa Mokubung from South

Afrikan agriculture can gain from increased access to Big Data

African scientists are about to get unprecedented access to enormous amounts of satellite data. This is thanks to a deal signed by the African Union with the European Commission’s Copernicus programme, which describes itself as the world’s third largest data provider. Data, and access to good reliable data,

Jack Ma honors 50 Afrikan wildlife rangers who are fighting poaching

Jack Ma, the founder and Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group, was among those present at the African Ranger Awards to honor 50 rangers who work on the continent to protect wildlife. The awards ceremony was organizes by The Paradise Foundation, a Chinese conservation charity co-led by Jack Ma. Asha

Training Afrikan entrepreneurs to become catalysts for digital transformation

A group of 29 founders and co-founders of platform-based startups in the e-commerce, logistics, FinTech, Big Data, or tourism industfounders across Afrika participated in the eFounders Fellowship programme in Hangzhou, China where Alibaba is headquartered. The entrepreneurs are from 11 different Afrikan countries The eFounders Fellowship is part of a

Data ethics and diversity

If the recent Cambridge Analytica data scandal has taught us anything, it’s that the ethical cultures of our largest tech firms need tougher scrutiny. But moral questions about what data should be collected and how it should be used are only the beginning. They raise broader questions about who