We are always winners: Mohamed Salem Jedidi talks data science competitions and being a Zindi ambassador

“I joined Zindi and became an ambassador because I loved the idea that we would have an African platform for data science competition. My main goal was to build and support the African community of data science.”

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From novice to data science master

This commitment to knowledge and learning has taken Mohamed from a Kaggle novice to one of InstaDeep’s senior data scientists in just a few years. These days he uses machine and deep learning models to build multipurpose AI agents solving problems in a wide range of industries, but in 2017 he was new to machine learning.

Bringing expertise back to Africa

Joining Zindi in 2018 was a chance for Mohamed to start giving back to the community, and he has been a mentor and role model for a whole new generation of data scientists on the platform. He has some great advice for upcoming competitive data scientists and those new to Zindi:

Zindi is a competition platform hosting a community of data scientists dedicated to solving Africa’s toughest challenges through machine learning & AI

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