When a polluting haze obscured his beloved city of Johannesburg, South Africa, computer engineer Tapiwa Chiwewe felt driven to act – despite his lack of relevant knowledge or experience. His story serves as both a lesson and an inspiration. Chiwewe’s quiet humor and humility make this talk all the more compelling, and getAbstract recommends it to anyone who has used lack of expertise as an excuse for inaction.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why lack of expertise shouldn’t stop you from tackling a problem, and
- How one computer engineer used his outside knowledge to innovate an environmental solution.
About the Speaker
Tapiwa Chiwewe, PhD, leads the advanced and applied AI group at IBM Research–Africa.
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