AI4D Malawi News Classification Challenge
$2,000 USD
Can you classify Malawi news articles in Chichewa?
327 data scientists enrolled, 104 on the leaderboard
22 January—9 May
Ends in 2 months
Resource monitoring in the competetion
published 12 Feb 2021, 17:19


I was wondering what steps have been taken for reproducibility - some participants in this competition may have large GPU clusters allowing them to experiment more than others and this providing an unfair advantage to those people.

Kaggle counters this (somewhat) by making submissions compulsory in Kaggle notebooks. But there is no such mechanism in Zindi. Can anyone please tell me what steps Zindi is taking for this competition?


Neel Gupta

The dataset is tiny and using a cluster to train is overkill. Even a basic GPU would crunch it up in seconds

Agreed, but a person with a cluster could tune more hyperparameters, along with more different models and their specific flavours.