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Friday, September 6 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Practical Artificial Intelligence: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Real-World Machine Learning Experiments

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'Artificial Intelligence’ is the buzzword for 2019, and lucky for us, we now have guidance from USAID on how to use it and machine learning in international development. We are also getting results from early experiments in applying machine learning techniques to actual government data from a developing world health systems.

In this session, participants will learn about two new reports from USAID on the use of AI and ML in development programs. Participants will also learn about the voyage of discovery that starts with getting access to messy data sets, transitions through several iterations of data cleaning and refinement, and arrives at realistic machine learning activities can then take place. Most importantly, we'll look at what machine learning experiments can (and cannot) reveal.

You'll come away with knowing what is (and isn't) possible with machine learning approaches in real-world settings and how you can keep your stakeholders grounded in what to expect when attempting artificial intelligence programs in international development.

Speakers
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Wayan Vota

Digital Health Director, IntraHealth International
Wayan Vota is a co-founder of MERL Tech and Kurante. He is on the forefront of utilizing new and emerging technologies to magnify the intent of communities to accelerate their social and economic development. Wayan is currently the Director of Digital Health at IntraHealth International... Read More →
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Amy Finnegan

Data Scientist, IntraHealth International
Amy Finnegan, PhD, recently joined IntraHealth International as a Senior Data Scientist after several years at Duke University's Global Health Institute (DGHI) working at the intersection of data science and international population health and development. Ask her about all data big... Read More →
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Adele Waugaman

Senior Advisor, Digital Health, USAID
Adele Waugaman is Senior Advisor, Digital Health, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). An affiliated expert and former fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, she is also a frequent commentator on technology and development trends, having appeared in news... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Vista FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC