Event Poster AI

AI for Good

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMT
We are delighted to invite you to AI for Good, a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of using AI to support the humanitarian sector. The event will take place in the Moore Auditorium, O’Brien Centre for Science at 6pm on November 5th.
All are welcome to this free event, but please register at:
We have invited experts in AI from academia and industry as well as NGOs/charities to participate in the discussion. The panel will share their experience around practical challenges in using AI, adoption of AI in non-profit organisations for humanitarian actions, design and ethical concerns. 
AI for Good Panel Members
1. Dr Kristin Tolle, Principal AI Data Scientist, AI for Humanitarian Action, Microsoft Corp., Redmond (US)
2. Dr Michael Tjalve, Principal AI Architect at Microsoft Research, Redmond (US)
3. Ross Smith, Director of Engineering at Skype, Program Manager for “Skype for Good” and “Skype in the Classroom”
4. Leila Toplic, Global Program Lead, NetHope
5. Dr Sulagna Maitra, Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Humanitarian Action, UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action.
NGOs and charities work on a variety of humanitarian and societal challenges - from education and health, to disaster response and recovery. They often face scale and money issues, in situations that can be very adverse. Artificial intelligence (AI) can provide a series of tools and approaches that have the potential to help non profit organisations become more effective - doing more for less - but AI has its own challenges, from solution design and modeling, to technology implementation and ethics.
We invite you to come along and participate in this discussion and networking reception. It is hoped that this will be the first of a series of AI for Good events at UCD.
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The event is being supported and organised by the UCD School of Computer Science, UCD Institute for Discovery, Lero (the SFI Software Research Centre) and the UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action.