Practical Insights on Algorithms

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...
A Computer Can Do Your International Development Job Thanks to Open Data

A Computer Can Do Your International Development Job Thanks to Open Data

Published on: Feb 27 2013 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
At a recent Technology Salon on “How Can We Make Data Useful for Development,” one of the participants put forth an interesting question to the group: Could...
Teaching algorithms through kente cloth: a case for Culturally-Situated Educational Software

Teaching algorithms through kente cloth: a case for Culturally-Situated Educational Software

Published on: May 21 2012 by Lindsay Poirier - 1 Comment
For the past year, I have been participating in research on how software, cultural design, and creative production can be used to teach kids mathematics. There’s...