It’s not hard to see machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in nearly every app we use – from any website we visit, any mobile device we carry, and any goods or services we use. Where there are commercial applications, data scientists are all over it.
What we don’t typically see, however, is how AI could be used for social good to tackle real-world issues such as poverty, social and environmental sustainability, access to healthcare and basic needs, and more. What if we pulled together a group of data scientists working on cutting-edge commercial apps and used their minds to solve some of the world’s most difficult social challenges? How much of a difference could one data scientist make let alone many?
What You'll Learn
- Different social applications of AI and how many real-world problems are begging to be solved by data scientists
- How some organizations have made a start on tackling some of the biggest problems to date, the kinds of data and approaches they used, and the benefit these applications have made on thousands of people’s lives
- Where there’s an untapped opportunity in using AI to make impactful change, sparking ideas for your next big project
Raja Iqbal - Raja Iqbal is a data scientist, a passionate educator, and an internationally recognized speaker on all things data science. He is the Founder and Chief Data Scientist at Data Science Dojo. Prior to Data Science Dojo, Raja worked at Microsoft in a variety of research and development roles involving machine learning and data mining at very large scale. Raja has a Ph.D in Computer Science from Tulane University with a focus on machine learning and data mining.