Practical Insights on Algorithms

We Need a Humanitarian Data Analytics Group to Share Automated Models

We Need a Humanitarian Data Analytics Group to Share Automated Models

Published on: Jul 22 2021 by Catholic Relief Services - 15 Comments
The humanitarian sector provides a unique opportunity to scale advanced approaches.  Having worked as a researcher and as a humanitarian program manager there...
New Toolkit: How to Apply Artificial Intelligence Ethically in Your Programs

New Toolkit: How to Apply Artificial Intelligence Ethically in Your Programs

Published on: Mar 10 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
As decision making and recommendations become increasingly algorithmically automated, it is critical that we are intentional about producing more fair development...
New USAID Guide: How to Manage Artificial Intelligence Projects in International Development

New USAID Guide: How to Manage Artificial Intelligence Projects in International Development

Published on: Feb 10 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
As machine learning applications become more widely adopted, so does optimism for the ability for artificial intelligence to reshape the development sector, from...
UNICEF Wants Your Input on Using Artificial Intelligence for Children

UNICEF Wants Your Input on Using Artificial Intelligence for Children

Published on: Sep 18 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are fundamentally changing the world and affecting present and future generations of children. Children are already interacting...
How Artificial Intelligence Applications Can Contain Coronavirus COVID-19

How Artificial Intelligence Applications Can Contain Coronavirus COVID-19

Published on: Mar 04 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Artificial Intelligence Applications Can Contain Coronavirus COVID-19
As I write this, there are over 92,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in 76 countries and over 3000 deaths globally. COVID-19 is spreading across continents, infecting...
12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights

12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights

Published on: Mar 06 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already embedded in a range of digital services. Voice assistants such as Alexa, car routing or content translation all involve...
How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 02 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads
Machine learning models or algorithms have shown over the past few years that they can exhibit human traits like racism and sexism by misidentifying black people...
Apply Now: $25 Million in Artificial Intelligence Grants from Google

Apply Now: $25 Million in Artificial Intelligence Grants from Google

Published on: Jan 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Google believes that artificial intelligence and machine learning can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve social and economic development. They...
USAID Guide: How to Use Machine Learning in International Development

USAID Guide: How to Use Machine Learning in International Development

Published on: Sep 24 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Emerging machine learning and artificial intelligence applications promise to reshape healthcare, agriculture, and democracy in the developing world, and show tremendous...
We Are All Responsible Data Sinners. Will GDPR Make Us Repent?

We Are All Responsible Data Sinners. Will GDPR Make Us Repent?

Published on: May 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The General Data Protection Regulation is coming on May 25th and you should be worried. If you operate in the EU or focus on EU-based clients, then the sweeping...