Practical Insights on Algorithms

We Are All Responsible Data Sinners. Will GDPR Make Us Repent?

We Are All Responsible Data Sinners. Will GDPR Make Us Repent?

Published on: May 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The General Data Protection Regulation is coming on May 25th and you should be worried. If you operate in the EU or focus on EU-based clients, then the sweeping...
Two Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Traditional Learning Models – Your Weekend Long Reads

Two Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Traditional Learning Models – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: May 12 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Two Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Traditional Learning Models – Your Weekend Long Reads
As an education research community, we have achieved noteworthy success by increasing the number of children attending school around the world. The grand challenge...
Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries

Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries

Published on: Apr 19 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries
Many development organizations currently think of digital identities as an instrumental approach in development – a siloed means to solve a specific problem...
How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 17 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
As we saw recently, when it comes to big data for public services there needs to be algorithmic accountability. People need to understand not only what data is...
Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
The use of big data by public institutions is increasingly shaping peoples’ lives. In the USA, algorithms influence the criminal justice system through risk...
Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Published on: Oct 19 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data
Big Data for Development. You’ve heard that sentence/question/presentation title before. We’ve talked about Big Data at length and the conversation...
Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Published on: Jun 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation
Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors,...
Stop Funding Data for Superman Systems!

Stop Funding Data for Superman Systems!

Published on: Mar 09 2017 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
The data revolution is well upon us, with the total data produced doubling every two years. Organizations are processing of an over-abundance of data using a variety...
The Unequal Diffusion of Big Data Capacity

The Unequal Diffusion of Big Data Capacity

Published on: Dec 29 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
A 2014 White House report from the office of President Obama underlined that Big Data leads to ‘vexing issues’. Big data technologies can cause societal...
Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?

Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?

Published on: May 18 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?
“Our policy objective in the aid community, should be to end famine as we know it in our lifetime.” That was the challenge presented to us by Andrew...