On Friday 27th June 2018, Make-IT in Africa in collaboration with Liquid Telecom held a masterclass on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Nairobi Garage, Ngong road in Nairobi, Kenya.
Data Science is defined as the scientific study of where information comes from, how it is extracted, what it can be used for among other things. Artificial Intelligence is the development of computer programs which undertake tasks which usually require human intelligence.
The event started with welcoming remarks from Oswald Jumira, Group Head of Innovation Partnerships at Liquid Telecom and Mutembei Kariuki, Regional Coordinator Make-IT in Africa where the various Make-IT projects and events were highlighted.
The day was segmented into different topics, with expert speakers explaining the ways Data Science and AI are used within and affect them. These were Skills, Technology, GDPR, IP, Fintech, Insuretech, IOT, EdTech and Health. The segments were interactive with audience members chiming in with questions or comments.
The event hosted around 60 start-ups, NGO and corporate representatives. The event ran from 8:30 to 17:30.