Practical Insights on Machine Learning

R or Python: Which Data Analysis Software Should You Use?

R or Python: Which Data Analysis Software Should You Use?

Published on: Sep 28 2017 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
When it comes to analyzing data sets and finding insights for decision makers, we all start with Excel or Google Sheets. However, they both have serious limitations....
I Made a Facebook Chatbot And You Can Too

I Made a Facebook Chatbot And You Can Too

Published on: Aug 17 2017 by Adam Fivenson - 5 Comments
When I first heard that Facebook Messenger was introducing chatbots, I immediately thought back to junior high summers. Back then I was spending a lot of time in...
Ok Chatbot: What is Your Value for Humanitarians?

Ok Chatbot: What is Your Value for Humanitarians?

Published on: Jul 20 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Whether or not you are aware of it, you have probably interacted with a chatbot – whether checking your finances, making a travel reservation, or even ordering...
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...
How Do We Make Open Data Useful in East Africa?

How Do We Make Open Data Useful in East Africa?

Published on: Oct 26 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Do We Make Open Data Useful in East Africa?
“What is the use of open data that makes it relevant for everyone?” This candid question was raised at the East Africa Open Data Fest held in Nairobi in August....
Are Robots the School Teachers of the Future?

Are Robots the School Teachers of the Future?

Published on: Oct 05 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 3 Comments
Have you seen the 1990-film “Class of 1999?” In it, a Seattle school system is so ridden with gang violence and drug abuse that not even the police...
ICT4D is Responding to Changing Technology

ICT4D is Responding to Changing Technology

Published on: Sep 23 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 3 Comments
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Mobile Computing in 1960s Taiwan: A Personal History of ICT in Economic Development

Mobile Computing in 1960s Taiwan: A Personal History of ICT in Economic Development

Published on: Sep 16 2011 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mobile Computing in 1960s Taiwan: A Personal History of ICT in Economic Development
I am Alice Liu and I was working in the technology sector in California when I became interested in international development. I made the transition in 2005 and...
Can Machines Replace Teachers in Education Systems?

Can Machines Replace Teachers in Education Systems?

Published on: Aug 26 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 2 Comments
“Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine, should be.” – David Thornburg Does this statement make you cringe? Squirm a bit in your chair?...