More than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa have participated in the UmojaHack Africa 2021 virtual machine learning hackathon. The hackathon organized by Zindi took place on the weekend of 27-28 March.
1150 Students from 21 African countries joined the event participating in three different machine learning challenges. They Africadata scienceMachine LearningStudentUmojaHackUmojaHack AfricaUniversity Click to find out more
Online learning platform, Udacity and Microsoft are introducing a new training program collaboration. The collaboration will see Udacity host various courses on Microsoft's Azure cloud services. The partnership will start with a Machine Learning Scholarship Program for Microsoft Azure.
The Machine Learning scholarship program will start with a two-month-long low-code Machine LearningMicrosoft AzureScholarshipUdacity Click to find out more
In a new partnership, Zindi will use Microsoft's cloud computing service Azure to power their platform.
Social enterprise Zindi is on a mission to build the data science ecosystem of Africa. Building Africa's first data science competition platform in the process. Microsoft is partnering with Zindi. Offering to power Zindi's data Africadata scienceMachine LearningmicrosoftpartnershipZindi Click to find out more
An area of focus in Microsoft's research is Agriculture. Microsoft research scientists are focusing on unleashing the future of agriculture using data driven techniques called precision farming. The process involves using broadband connectivity through TV whitespaces, connected to IoT sensors that enable data driven farming. These data when collected over AgricultureDataFarmFarmBeatsFarmingIoTMachine Learningmicrosoft Click to find out more
Deep Learning Indaba 2018 is taking place at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The event put together by a group of researchers who realized the machine learning landscape in Africa was non existant. They share that "the African continent has been absent from the contemporary machine learning landscape the last AfricaAIMachine Learningmicrosoft Click to find out more