The Deep Learning Indaba                                                                                  

Emily Muller Blog

At the end of August this year I visited Kenyatta University in Nairobi. Partly because I’ve always wanted to travel to Kenya, partly because I was co-organising a workshop there and most of all, because, for anyone interested in Data Science, Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Africa, The Deep Learning Indaba is the place to be. An indaba …

Making Space for Play                                                                                            

Emily Gemmell Blog

Today I arrived home to find my five-year-old deeply engaged in a new activity. This endeavor required creativity, physical strength, balance, concentration, goal-setting and persistence. It does not have a formal name, is not a part of any physical education program, required no special equipment and was his own, unprompted innovation. Observing, I could see how it could contribute to …

Putting the “co-” in co-production of knowledge                                                                                            

Camilla Audia Blog

What is co-production? There are many definitions of co-production of knowledge, a term that is not new yet has recently climbed agendas to become a buzzword in the research and development world. Co-production means collaboration between researchers from different disciplines, policymakers and people affected by the research to jointly identify issues, suggest solutions and implement them. It is based on …

Boosting air and noise pollution monitoring in sub-Saharan African cities

Sierra Clark Blog

“It is so loud sometimes I cannot hear myself think”: that is what one Accra resident tells me in response to the noise in their neighborhood when the team and I approach them to discuss installing air and noise pollution monitoring equipment on their property. Focus on noise pollution in sub-Saharan African (SSA) cities as a public health risk is …

AI and Google street view images help monitor living conditions in cities.

Esra Suel Blog

In our fast urbanising world, an estimated 4.2 billion people live in cities. Although those of us who live in cities are generally wealthier and healthier than those living in rural areas, in large cities like London the rich and the poor end up living side by side in very different conditions. These different living conditions determine people’s quality of …