The Potential of Communities and Machine Learning for Good
For any technology to be successful, it needs to move from the early adopter market segment to the majority, i.e., crossing the chasm. Up until now, machine learning has been primarily in the hype phase and adoption has been mostly driven by the early adopters and innovators. I envision that... Read more
Meet ODSC Grant Award Recipient Michael Hayes of CancerAI – the Non-Profit Using AI to Fight Cancer
The term “data science for good” has been appearing on LinkedIn feeds, Twitter timelines, and RSS feeds for me a little more than usual recently. This is not a complaint by any means; rather, it’s refreshing to see that many data scientists and others involved in data are becoming... Read more
Key Takeaways: Data scientists at Facebook are working on ways to use data science for good to solve big problems. Using data generated by the ‘safety check’ and ‘community help’ functions on the platform, Brandon Rohrer and his team have helped create disaster maps to aid first responders in... Read more
Startup Watch: Accelerating drug discovery with BenevolentAI
Making new drugs is hard. Really hard. A 2014 study from Tufts University’s Center for the Study of Drug Development placed the cost of bringing a new prescription drug to market from R&D to clinical trials to regulatory approval at $2.6 billion. Facing high production costs and shortening timelines... Read more
Announcing The ODSC Grant – Supporting the Startup and Data Science Community
ODSC hosts one of the largest communities of data scientist and AI experts.  We are constantly looking for ways to give back to that community via free meetups, scholarship tickets, and other initiatives. ODSC is delighted to announce a new community give-back initiative. At the end of each month... Read more
Data Science for Good, Part 3
Data Science for Good, Part 2
Introduction This is the second of a three-article series about Data Science for Good. This article introduces people, organizations, and projects that use data science for good. The first article explained what the idea of data science is about and how you can get involved in it. The third... Read more
Data Science for Good, Part 1
Introduction This is the first a three-article series about Data Science for Good. This article explains what what this idea is about and how you can get involved in it. The second article we’ll introduce people, organizations, and projects that use data science for good. The third and last... Read more
Bio: John Mason is founder of Responsible Investor Non-Profit Organisation. Responsible Investor is a non-profit focused on achieving positive social impact through business as a force for good. He has over ten years professional experience in the institutional financial markets based mainly in trading and investment management within the... Read more
Kind Data Science, with Emma Prest from DataKind – 29m
Bio Emma handles the day-to-day operations of DataKind UK, supporting the influx of volunteers and building understanding about what data science can do in the charitable sector. Emma sits on the Editorial Advisory Committee at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. She was previously a programme coordinator at Tactical Tech,... Read more
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