According to a recent McKinsey & Company report, artificial intelligence could boost GDP by $13 trillion before 2030. While most corporate and academic stakeholders have recognized the lucrative potential of artificial intelligence, experts across sectors are increasingly considering the value that AI can contribute to the social and conservational sectors, where more intelligent resource allocation and innovative approaches to intervention could help solve issues from disparities in housing access and the spread of HIV among homeless youth to the impacts of climate change.
This fall, Bistra Dilkina, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Associate Director of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS), will be teaching a USC undergraduate course entitled “Artificial Intelligence for Social Good.” Dilkina has devoted her career to advancing progress in the field of computational sustainability—which seeks “to apply techniques from computer science, information science, operations research, applied mathematics, and statistics for balancing environmental, economic, and societal needs for sustainable development.”
Published on September 16th, 2019
Last updated on September 16th, 2019