Derrick Mwiti is the author of the Leanpub book Introductory Tutorials For Machine Learning: Kickstart your Career in Machine Learning. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Derrick about his background, the startup scene in Nairobi and elsewhere in Kenya, whether you need a Computer Science degree to start a career in machine learning, how he got into blogging and writing, machine learning in general and how it can be used to do things like fight everything from spam to insurance fraud and even help with writing software, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author.
This interview was recorded on February 19, 2019.
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This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.