NeurIPS 2019 Expo Talk

Dec. 8, 2019

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AI for Good in Action

Sponsor: XPRIZE

Amir Banifatemi (XPRIZE), Sean McGregor (Syntiant)

Amir Banifatemi (XPRIZE), Sean McGregor (Syntiant)


AI for Good has gained wide adoption and is being recognized as a main area of focus for AI research as well as industry and government focus. There is a concerted effort and large resources deployed to demonstrate how AI can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives.

Real-world AI solutions rely on multiple AI components (Machine learning, perception, robotic control, reasoning, etc), and require clear context of usage (governance, ethics, privacy, equality of access, etc). And designing and deploying AI solutions for Good requires a concerted, collaborative effort across all sectors of society. Furthermore, access to quality data and computing, storage and networks are essential for larger deployment of applications for the common good. This session will cover via practical examples identified via the AI XPRIZE, the AI for Good Global conferences the discovery of new approaches of data sharing and collaborative AI sandboxes that allows researchers and scientists to work with “problem owners”. The scaling of AI for Good as it is evolving into an AI Commons will also be presented.

Speakers: * Amir Banifatemi General Manager and AI Lead, XPRIZE * Sean McGregor, Syntiant and Technical Lead XPRIZE * Trent McConaghy, CTO and Founder, Ocean Protocol * Reinhard Scholl, Deputy Director, International Telecom Union