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AI Seminar Series 2020: Kevin Leyton-Brown on AI for Social Impact


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Seminar is a weekly meeting at the University of Alberta where researchers interested in AI can share their research. Presenters include both local speakers from the University of Alberta and visitors from other institutions. Topics related in any way to artificial intelligence, from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of AI techniques to new fields and problems, are explored.

On June 19, 2020, Canada CIFAR AI Chair at Amii and Professor at the University of British Columbia Kevin Leyton-Brown presented “Making an Impact? A Tale of Two Projects”.

In his talk, Kevin outlines two different projects which leveraged AI to make a social impact. By contrasting the technical innovations, lessons learned and lingering disappointments of both projects, Kevin concludes with overall thoughts about strategies researchers might employ in pursuit of successful AI for Social Impact projects and how these can be taught to future researchers.

Watch his full presentation below:


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