AI for Social Impact - Monash Prato Dialogue

12/1/2021 09:30 am 12/1/2021 10:30 am Australia/Melbourne AI for Social Impact - Monash Prato Dialogue

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The Monash Prato Dialogue is a Distinguished Lecture series on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on society.

AI for social impact: Results from deployments for public health and conservation

In this seminar, Professor Milind Tambe will focus on the problems of public health and conservation, and address how to effectively deploy our limited intervention resources in these problem domains.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Professor Milind Tambe is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society at Harvard University; he is also Director of "AI for Social Good" at Google Research India.

Professor Tambe is a fellow of AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), as well as recipient of the IJCAI John McCarthy Award, AAAI Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Lecture Award, ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award, the Columbus Fellowship Foundation Homeland security award, the INFORMS Wagner prize for excellence in Operations Research practice and others.

ABSTRACT

With the maturing of AI and multiagent systems research, we have a tremendous opportunity to direct these advances towards addressing complex societal problems. Prof. Tambe will focus on the problems of public health and conservation, and address one key cross-cutting challenge: how to effectively deploy our limited intervention resources in these problem domains. He will present results from work around the globe in using AI for HIV prevention, maternal and child care interventions, TB prevention and COVID modeling, as well as for wildlife conservation.

Achieving social impact in these domains often requires methodological advances. To that end, he will highlight key research advances in multiagent reasoning and learning, in particular, in computational game theory, restless bandits and influence maximization in social networks. In pushing this research agenda, he believes, our ultimate goal is to facilitate local communities and non-profits to directly benefit from advances in AI tools and techniques.

Monash Data Futures Institute

The Monash Data Futures Institute is an initiative of Monash University, Australia’s largest university, and acts as the access point to Monash’s vast network of researchers, academics, engineers and scientists in AI and the data sciences. The Institute forms the nucleus of one of the largest cohorts of AI and Data Science researchers in the Asia-Pacific, with more than 400 researchers.

Partnering with industry, governments and not-for-profits at all levels to address the most pressing global and scientific challenges of our time, we emphasise a cross disciplinary approach to transformative change in health sciences, sustainable development, governance and policy.

Monash Prato Dialogue - Fostering Global Dialogue & Discovery in AI and Data Science

The Monash Data Futures Institute Prato Dialogue Distinguished Lecture Series aims to explore the evolving impact of data science and AI in society by fostering a global dialogue.

The lecture series takes its name from Monash University's Centre in Prato, Italy. Located in the heart of Tuscany, our Prato Centre represents a European base for international research and education, intellectual and cultural exchanges and brings people together to meet, learn and collaborate with peers and colleagues from around the world.

Please note: this lecture series is virtual in 2021.

Register here

Schedule of 2021 lectures and links to video recordings:
  • Professor Stuart Russell - Provably Beneficial Artificial Intelligence (5 August 2021)
  • Professor Huw Price - The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Academia’s Role in Getting it Right (09 September 2021)
  • Professor Virginia Dignum - Responsible AI: From Principles to Action (21 October 2021)
  • Professor Rayid Ghani - Doing Good with AI: Fairly and Equitably (18 November 2021)

Event Details

Date:
1 December 2021 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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The Monash Prato Dialogue is a Distinguished Lecture series on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on society.

AI for social impact: Results from deployments for public health and conservation

In this seminar, Professor Milind Tambe will focus on the problems of public health and conservation, and address how to effectively deploy our limited intervention resources in these problem domains.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Professor Milind Tambe is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society at Harvard University; he is also Director of "AI for Social Good" at Google Research India.

Professor Tambe is a fellow of AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), as well as recipient of the IJCAI John McCarthy Award, AAAI Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Lecture Award, ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award, the Columbus Fellowship Foundation Homeland security award, the INFORMS Wagner prize for excellence in Operations Research practice and others.

ABSTRACT

With the maturing of AI and multiagent systems research, we have a tremendous opportunity to direct these advances towards addressing complex societal problems. Prof. Tambe will focus on the problems of public health and conservation, and address one key cross-cutting challenge: how to effectively deploy our limited intervention resources in these problem domains. He will present results from work around the globe in using AI for HIV prevention, maternal and child care interventions, TB prevention and COVID modeling, as well as for wildlife conservation.

Achieving social impact in these domains often requires methodological advances. To that end, he will highlight key research advances in multiagent reasoning and learning, in particular, in computational game theory, restless bandits and influence maximization in social networks. In pushing this research agenda, he believes, our ultimate goal is to facilitate local communities and non-profits to directly benefit from advances in AI tools and techniques.

Monash Data Futures Institute

The Monash Data Futures Institute is an initiative of Monash University, Australia’s largest university, and acts as the access point to Monash’s vast network of researchers, academics, engineers and scientists in AI and the data sciences. The Institute forms the nucleus of one of the largest cohorts of AI and Data Science researchers in the Asia-Pacific, with more than 400 researchers.

Partnering with industry, governments and not-for-profits at all levels to address the most pressing global and scientific challenges of our time, we emphasise a cross disciplinary approach to transformative change in health sciences, sustainable development, governance and policy.

Monash Prato Dialogue - Fostering Global Dialogue & Discovery in AI and Data Science

The Monash Data Futures Institute Prato Dialogue Distinguished Lecture Series aims to explore the evolving impact of data science and AI in society by fostering a global dialogue.

The lecture series takes its name from Monash University's Centre in Prato, Italy. Located in the heart of Tuscany, our Prato Centre represents a European base for international research and education, intellectual and cultural exchanges and brings people together to meet, learn and collaborate with peers and colleagues from around the world.

Please note: this lecture series is virtual in 2021.

Register here

Schedule of 2021 lectures and links to video recordings:
  • Professor Stuart Russell - Provably Beneficial Artificial Intelligence (5 August 2021)
  • Professor Huw Price - The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Academia’s Role in Getting it Right (09 September 2021)
  • Professor Virginia Dignum - Responsible AI: From Principles to Action (21 October 2021)
  • Professor Rayid Ghani - Doing Good with AI: Fairly and Equitably (18 November 2021)