Pasha 48: Data science and taking on Africa’s challenges

Data science is a buzzword commonly heard these days. But what is it?

Data science combines a number of fields and is a blend of statistics, computer science, mathematics, engineering and subject matter knowledge. It holds tremendous potential as has already been shown with game-changing, crucial innovations rooted in the work of data scientists. And African countries are starting to get on board.

In today’s episode of Pasha Wim Delva, the acting director of the School for Data Science and Computational Thinking at Stellenbosch University, discusses how data science can blaze new trails looking at the potential it has for young people and for countries on the continent.

Read more: How data science in and for Africa can blaze new trails

Photo: By Anton Balazh – Highly detailed planet Earth at night, with embossed continents, illuminated by light of cities. Earth is surrounded by a luminous network, representing the major air routes based on real data. Shutterstock

Music “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann, found on licensed under CC0 1.

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