March 30, 2010 · 5:43 pm
I was down in Palo Alto last week to attend the AAAI session on Artificial Intelligence for Development. The proceedings should be available online soon.
I was there to connect with other theoretical computer science and find out how they have been applying machine learning to “development”. It turned out that development means mostly applications to health, education, and agriculture in this crowd.
I was also there to share a very concrete challenge problem that I’ve been dabbling in here at IHME, which my colleague Sean Green presented our short paper on: the Verbal Autopsy.
Instead of recapping the problem in detail here, I’ll point you to our paper, and try to say just enough to get you interested. Continue reading →
October 5, 2009 · 6:30 pm
This weekend marks the submission of my first “Global Health” paper. Congratulations to me! And many, many thanks to all the people who have worked with me to make it happen. I’ll go into details sometime in the future, first let me see how things go in the refereeing process.
While I was over-working on that business, I got an interesting Call-for-Papers forwarded from global health/AI researcher Emma Brunskill. The AAAI Spring Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI-D) is an effort to build a community of people applying computer science and artificial intelligence in less-developed settings.
TCS people, don’t let the “AI” in their title turn you off. Eric Horvitz says that this is for all of us. Continue reading →