Past Events

  • 2021 Apr 12

    Nyalleng Moorosi (Google AI)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - Register at https://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/ai-social-impact

    Title: Understanding the Socio-Technical Pipeline of AI for Public Enterprises

     

    Abstract: By 2016, many governments were embracing the promises of AI for Social Good; we at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa (CSIR-SA) were no different. In this talk, I will...

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  • 2021 Apr 08

    Rising Stars Speaker Series

    Repeats every 3 weeks every Tuesday, 1 times . Also includes Thu Apr 08 2021, Tue Apr 20 2021, Thu Apr 29 2021.
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Virtual (See registration links below)

    Spring 2021 update: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting a full in-person or virtual CRCS Rising Stars workshop in March 2021. We hope to return to hosting the in-person version of the Rising Stars Workshop in Spring 2022.

    Instead, this year we are excited to host a virtual CRCS Rising Stars Speaker Series! Each talk in the series will feature 12 minute presentations from 4 PhD students and postdoctoral candidates who were nominated by experts in the field as having...

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  • 2021 Apr 08

    Rising Stars - Conservation

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference

    This year we are excited to host a virtual CRCS Rising Stars Speaker Series! Each talk in the series will feature 12 minute presentations from 4 PhD students and postdoctoral candidates who were nominated by experts as demonstrating exemplary research in advancing AI for Social Good. Talks will be followed by a panel discussion with the speakers. Please check back at this address in the future for more information on our Rising Star speakers, and send any questions via email to crcs_workshop@g....

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  • 2021 Apr 07

    What is the role of AI in Health Equity?

    3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - register at url.seas.harvard.edu/AIforHE

    Does Artificial Intelligence have a role to play in the pursuit of health equity? Three panelists share their perspectives from history, statistics, machine learning, and policy. 

    Dr. Heather Mattie will talk about algorithmic bias in healthcare, describe where bias can be introduced in the process of creating and implementing prediction algorithms, and review ways to mitigate bias. 

    Dr. David S. Jones will talk about reconsidering use of race correction in algorithms with this talk titled, "Hidden in Plain Sight -- Reconsidering the Use of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms". 

    Dr. Nathaniel Hendrix will talk about equitable translation of clinical AI methods in his talk, titled "Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Support the Equitable Implementation of Clinical Artificial Intelligence."

    Register here.

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  • 2021 Apr 05

    Christopher Le Dantec, Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - Register at https://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/ai-social-impact

     

    Title: Mismatches and Seams in Civic Data Infrastructure

    Abstract: Municipal governments are increasingly collecting and using data for decision-making and service provisioning. At the same time, community groups and civic organizations are also increasingly engaged in data collection and use as they mobilize to address local issues – including economic development, mobility, and public health. This common site of data production and use is a potential site of civic collaboration among formal and informal...

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  • 2021 Mar 30

    Rising Stars Speaker Series

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Virtual (See registration links below)

    Spring 2021 update: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting a full in-person or virtual CRCS Rising Stars workshop in March 2021. We hope to return to hosting the in-person version of the Rising Stars Workshop in Spring 2022.

    Instead, this year we are excited to host a virtual CRCS Rising Stars Speaker Series! Each talk in the series will feature 12 minute presentations from 4 PhD students and postdoctoral candidates who were nominated by experts in the field as having...

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  • 2021 Mar 30

    Rising Stars - Health

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference

    This year we are excited to host a virtual CRCS Rising Stars Speaker Series! Each talk in the series will feature 12 minute presentations from 4 PhD students and postdoctoral candidates who were nominated by experts as demonstrating exemplary research in advancing AI for Social Good. Talks will be followed by a panel discussion with the speakers. Please check back at this address in the future for more information on our Rising Star speakers, and send any questions via email to crcs_workshop@g....

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  • 2021 Mar 29

    Kush Varshney, Ph.D (Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - Register at https://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/ai-social-impact

    Title: Lessons from Bottom of the Pyramid Innovation for AI for Social Good

    Abstract: The AI for Social Good movement is nearing a full decade, but most projects in the space have had little meaningful and sustained impact beyond the purpose of demonstration. One of the main reasons for this is that, like the populations they serve, social change organizations tend to be stretched thin in terms of money, time, and investment in capacity building. Specifically, they have limited capacity to take custom solutions created for them by...

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  • 2021 Mar 22

    Tiffany Veinot, MLS, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - Register at https://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/ai-social-impact

    Title: Leveling Up:  Developing Upstream Health Informatics Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities

    Abstract: Health disparities are differences in disease incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, or survival in one group compared to the general population. Health disparities are a product of macro-level social, political and economic mechanisms and intermediary social determinants of health such as living and working...

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  • 2021 Mar 15

    Lauren Wilcox, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology, Wellbeing Lab at Google)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom conference - Register at https://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/ai-social-impact

    Abstract: Advances in computing technology continue to offer us new insights about our health and well-being. As mutually reinforcing trends make the use of wearable and mobile devices routine, we now collect personal, health-related data at an unprecedented scale. Meanwhile, electronic health record (EHR) systems continue to evolve. In response, ML/AI-driven solutions are making use of data incorporating multitudinous dimensions of our health. How can researchers take inclusive approaches to envisioning solutions, training data, and deploying AI/ML-driven solutions...

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