PARTICIPANT QUESTIONNAIRE

As per the competition rules, all participants are required to complete the following questionnaire. Thank you for your time. This questionnaire should not take more than 10 minutes of your time.

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* Name:

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* Zindi Username:

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* Email Address:

SECTION 1: Personal Information

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* Gender

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* Age (in completed years)

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* Which country do you currently live in?

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* Nationality

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* Location: do you live in a rural, semi-/peri-urban or urban area?

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* Marital status

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* What is your highest educational qualification?

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* Do you hold a formal qualification in data science?

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* Did you study data science outside your country of birth?

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* How many previous Zindi data science competitions did you take part in?

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* How many Kaggle data science competition have you taken part in?

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* How did you find out about this competition?

SECTION 2: Labor Market Information

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* Which of the following best describes your current situation:

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* The main provider of income in my household is:

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* If you are unemployed or furloughed: Since when?

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* If you are working or unemployed: In which sector is your current / was your most recent, main employment (that is, the job that is / was responsible for most of your income):

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* If you are working or unemployed: Do you currently have a job /was your most recent job as a data scientist in the organization?

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* If you are self-employed or business owner: Is your current main business or self-employment activities the selling of data science services?

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* If you are a business owner: Does your business sell a product or service online?

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* How much has your monthly net income changed since the start of the COVID-19 crisis?

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* Why do you take part in data science competitions? Choose the TWO that best apply to you (Select TWO):

SECTION 3: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Perspectives

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* How would you rate your own expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI):

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* What are the THREE most serious obstacles for you as a data scientist working in Africa? (Select THREE):

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* Which educational and research institution in Africa would you consider to be the leading institution in AI?[Name of Institution]

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* Are you at the moment using or considering using an AI application to start your own business?

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* What proportion of formal businesses in your country are currently using some AI and/or data-driven technology to optimise business processes and customer engagement?

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* What are the TWO most important reasons why businesses in your country do not use AI and other data-science methods more intensively? (Select TWO):

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* Where do you see the most promising applications of AI and data science in Africa? (Select TWO):

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* What of the following threats is the most serious threats posed to African countries by AI?

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