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The Ethical Data Futures course took 12 weeks, studying possible ethical futures for data. The instrumental part of the course was learning the various ethical data skills that were used to critically analyse current data practices in furtherance of the discussion. These ethical data skills include ethical reflection, evaluation, deliberation, contestation, and decision-making. The discussions […]

In my Data-Driven Innovation in Services course, I learned the role of customer data in businesses: services and products. Customer data is one of the most essential details for businesses, as it provides insights into business operations, influencing marketing, sales, and innovations. It also serves as a valuable resource for improving services. However, I found […]

The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in workplaces has increased in recent times, leading to some post-capitalist future theories where humans are entirely freed from work through full automation (Russell and Susskind, 2021; Srnicek and Williams, 2015). At first, this vision of a future without work seems attractive – it promises a hedonistic form of […]

In a recent essay I wrote on the Inclusive Society course, I was faced with the challenge of choosing which case study fit best for the title challenge. Apparently, I wanted to elaborate on some projects in healthcare in Nigeria that could portray an inclusive one, but most of the ones I turned to were […]

The COVID19 pandemic exposed so many of the disparities in access to healthcare facilities within communities. These inequalities could be a result of the built infrastructure in society. Some of these can either encourage or discourage where to live, and they can shape the overall health outcomes of communities. In the Data, Mobility, and Infrastructure […]

Coming from a colonised society, influenced my perception of coloniality. Initially, I had thought of coloniality as merely political, a view through the lens of superiority and inferiority, mastery and slavery, idealism and non-idealism, belief and unbelief, and other such dichotomies. As I reflect on my learning in the Coloniality of Data course, I realise […]

The Inclusive Society course intensive was an interesting class, which I enjoyed from the lecturers to the guest presenters. The appreciation of the intensive rolls from the previous semester, which taught about exclusion and inequality in society. I recall that the class, which showed the different ways exclusion happens in society, also included some ideas […]

The course module, Ethical Data Futures, offered a fascinating exploration of the ethical complexities surrounding data handling. It exposed the pitfalls of data management, motivating a deeper understanding of this space. While reading the Excavating AI article, one of the essential readings, I caught a glimpse into the historical foundations of today’s AI. The authors’ […]

Forced displacement is a very important topic of discussion in our current society, especially in relation to climate change. Reflecting on my intensive class on forced displacement opened me up to the different challenges faced by forcibly displaced people. Among these is poor treatment, as treating them as data objects is quite dehumanising. My observations […]

Rounding off the Welcome Week at The University of Edinburgh on the first week of resumption, we were treated to dinner by the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at the University of Edinburgh. It was a time to create moments, share stories, and have lots of laughs with Pauline Ooko, Mary Joboson, Mirabelle Morah, Foni Vuni […]


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