Artificial intelligence for Social good

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Speakers

There has been a dramatically increasing interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in recent years. AI has been successfully applied to societal challenge problems and it has a great potential to provide tremendous social good in the future. In this workshop, we discussed the successful deployments and the potential use of AI in various topics that are essential for social good, including but not limited to urban computing, health, environmental sustainability, and public welfare. The videos below were recorded at the workshop and are divided by topic area and panel group.


Greg Hager
Johns Hopkins University and CCC Chair

Ed Felten
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

David Parkes
Harvard University

Short Talks and Panel Discussion – Urban Computing
Moderated by Amy Greenwald, Brown University

Dan Hoffman, Montgomery County, Maryland – The Interface between People and Their Government
Stephen Smith, Carnegie Mellon University – Smart Infrastructure for Urban Mobility
Pascal van Hentenryck, University of Michigan – Reinventing Mobility with Artificial Intelligence

Short Talks and Panel – Environmental Sustainability
Moderated by Greg Hager, Johns Hopkins University

Short Talks and Panel – Health
Moderated by David Parkes, Harvard University

Eric Elster, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences & the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – Surgical Critical Care Initiative: Bringing Precision Medicine to the Critically Ill
Henry Kautz, University of Rochester – Mining Social Media for Public Health
Suchi Saria, Johns Hopkins University – Making ‘Meaningful Use’ Meaningful

Short Talks and Panel – Public Welfare
Moderated by Greg Hager, Johns Hopkins University

Roy Austin, White House, Domestic Policy Council – Criminal Justice, Civil Rights and Big Data
Rayid Ghani, University of Chicago – Doing and Teaching Data Science for Social Good: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned
Hanna Wallach, Microsoft Research – Big Data, Machine Learning, and the Social Sciences

Keynote – Artificial Intelligence in Support of People and Society
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Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research

Lynn Overmann, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy