Recent Lecture

Prof. Toru Ishida

Prof. Milind Tambe

Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science
Director of Center for Research in Computation and Society
Harvard University, USA

Poster Slides Video

AI for Social Impact: Results from deployments for public health and conservation

13 May 2021 (Thursday), 9:30 – 10:30am HKT (GMT +8)

Venue: Zoom Webinar

(The webinar details will only be provided to registrants)

With the maturing of AI and multiagent systems research, we have a tremendous opportunity to direct these advances towards addressing complex societal problems. I focus on the problems of public health and conservation, and address one key cross-cutting challenge: how to effectively deploy our limited intervention resources in these problem domains. I will present results from work around the globe in using AI for HIV prevention, Maternal and Child care interventions, TB prevention and COVID modeling, as well as for wildlife conservation. Achieving social impact in these domains often requires methodological advances. To that end, I will highlight key research advances in multiagent reasoning and learning, in particular in, computational game theory, restless bandits and influence maximization in social networks. In pushing this research agenda, our ultimate goal is to facilitate local communities and non-profits to directly benefit from advances in AI tools and techniques.


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