Title: Data Science in Languages I Don’t Understand
Summary: 1.5 million small-holder farmers throughout East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania) have used Wefarm to connect with one another to solve problems, share ideas, and spread innovation — all for free, and all via SMS. At the heart of this platform is Machine Learning: helping us to efficiently route messages, and enabling us to recognise the intent and content of every incoming message including in languages not supported by any standard library: Luganda, Runyakitara (in addition to English and Swahili).