3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Seminar Series: Dr. P. Anandan
Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Social Good
Reception to follow
The last few years have seen the rapid growth of Artificial Intelligence and its pervasive presence in almost every aspect of our lives, yet the benefit of AI is largely limited to those in the developed world and the economically advanced in the developing world. The impact of AI on the lives of those in poorer segments has been minimal. Yet it is this segment of society that often suffers from the lack of adequate human expertise to address critical problems in their day to day lives in areas such as health, education, agriculture, and financial inclusion.
The Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence was launched on Feb 18, 2018 by the Honorable Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi with the purpose of bringing the power of AI and Data Science to address societal challenges, especially in the underserved communities in India and across other parts of the world.
In this talk, Anandan, Wadhwani AI’s CEO, will eloquently and explain the mission, goals and the approach we are undertaking at Wadhwani AI towards using AI to address societal challenges in underserved communities. Our approach combines innovation in chosen problem domains with the aim of seeing real and tangible impact on the society and with the long-term goal of helping governments adopt and scale these solutions to meet state and national needs. Anandan will describe the initial choice of problem areas, how we propose to address them, the initial use-cases and solutions currently under development, and our model for staffing, innovation, and collaboration.