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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / April 7, 2014

Building Swahili Stop words Corpus for Computing

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With Chris Orwa, Data Scientist, iHub Research iHub Research commenced phase two of Umati, the online hate speech monitoring project, in January 2014 with the aim of understanding how online conversations evolve over time in an election cycle and; detecting dangerous speech – speech with the potential to catalyse violence.

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Students using the eLimu tablet

iHub Research By Anne / April 6, 2014

NRBUZZ: What role does research play in edTech?

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iHub Research  is excited to host this month’s NRBuzz, on Thursday 10TH April from 5.30 PM focusing on the EDTECH scene. This session will bring together start-ups and established entrepreneurs in the EDTECH scene to share their experiences from implementation of their platforms in education institutions and the role that research

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iHub Research By Nanjira Sambuli / April 6, 2014

How are ICTs impacting Governance in East Africa? (a.k.a “ICT and Governance in EA” Project)

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Much as has been said of the promise, potential and progress of ICTs in the East African region. Governments, non-governmental organizations, private sector players, citizens and other stakeholders are embracing ICTs in interesting and innovative ways that merit further study. It is for this reason that iHub Research, as part

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Waza

iHub By Angela Okune / March 29, 2014

Green members: interested in grooming the next generation of Kenyan techies?

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Waza (Swahili for “Active Thinking”) Experience aims to foster active thinking and creativity in Kenyan youth. We are looking for iHub Green or Red members to volunteer their time to help mentor the next generation of Kenyan techies. The idea for Waza was born when several members of the iHub community came

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Susan Benesch

iHub Research By Angela Okune / March 29, 2014

Report: Countering Dangerous Speech during Kenyan elections

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Professor Susan Benesch, a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and research advisor on the Umati project has released a report describing a set of violence prevention methods carried out in Kenya during the national elections of 2013, to counter inflammatory speech and limit its power

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